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VIDEO: Hundreds of pounds of food stolen from Penrose Food Pantry

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PENROSE, Colo. (KRDO) -- Security camera video at the My Neighbor's Cupboard, a food pantry in Penrose, caught a man stealing hundreds of pounds of food from the pantry and loading it up into his vehicle.

According to Amanda Suddoth, the manager of My Neighbor's Cupboard, the man filled his vehicle up with food twice early Thursday morning. The first theft happened at 1:50 a.m. and a second time at 2:30 a.m.

The food was sitting in front of the building and was going to be brought inside the following morning.

Suddoth says around 1,000 pounds of food was stolen, enough to properly feed 45 families. The Fremont County Sheriff's Office says the thefts added up to about $2,000 worth of food and supplies.

FCSO said the suspect took off in a Chevy Trailblazer and is wanted for a misdemeanor theft charge.

My Neighbor's Cupboard said that before the COVID-19 pandemic, they served about 1,000 families. Currently, they're serving closer to 5,000 families.

Crime / Fremont County Crime / Local News

Dan Beedie

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  1. A man who affected so many people, relying on food for their families from this pantry, deserves more than a misdemeanor charge.

    1. Agreed. But the line is drawn by the dollar amount of the theft, and this is legally considered as two separate incidents of about $1,000 each. Anything over $20 but less than $2,000 is classified as a misdemeanor rather than a felony in Colorado. If it had been chargeable as the full amount of $2,000, that could have made it a felony. The law often works in favor of the criminals…

      1. (2) Theft is:

        (a) (Deleted by amendment, L. 2007, p. 1690, § 3, effective July 1, 2007.)

        (b) A class 1 petty offense if the value of the thing involved is less than fifty dollars;

        (b.5) Repealed.

        (c) A class 3 misdemeanor if the value of the thing involved is fifty dollars or more but less than three hundred dollars;

        (d) A class 2 misdemeanor if the value of the thing involved is three hundred dollars or more but less than seven hundred fifty dollars;

        (e) A class 1 misdemeanor if the value of the thing involved is seven hundred fifty dollars or more but less than two thousand dollars;

        (f) A class 6 felony if the value of the thing involved is two thousand dollars or more but less than five thousand dollars;

        (g) A class 5 felony if the value of the thing involved is five thousand dollars or more but less than twenty thousand dollars;

        (h) A class 4 felony if the value of the thing involved is twenty thousand dollars or more but less than one hundred thousand dollars;

        (i) A class 3 felony if the value of the thing involved is one hundred thousand dollars or more but less than one million dollars; and

        (j) A class 2 felony if the value of the thing involved is one million dollars or more.

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