Delaware day care worker stabbed during chicken heist

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The Wilmington Police Dept. arrested a Delaware man for allegedly stashing stolen frozen chicken in a Wilmington day care and then stabbing a worker at that facility.

Police said the suspect, 49-year-old Ronald Johnson of Wilmington, allegedly stole 72 lbs. of frozen chicken at approximately 11 a.m. Friday from a truck making deliveries to the Fresh Grocer in the 800 block of W. 4th St in Wilmington.

Johnson then allegedly tried to stash the large amount of frozen poultry inside a day care that sits behind the grocery store. An employee of the day care saw what was happening and Johnson fled. Police then returned chicken to the delivery driver.

Later in the day, Johnson returned in an attempt to recover his loot, only to be confronted by another day care employee who tried to follow Johnson. Johnson then allegedly slashed at the worker with a steak knife, cutting the victim in the lower back and hand.

Johnson fled again, but was captured by Wilmington Police. He now faces charges that include assault, theft, resisting arrest, and offensive touching.

Johnson is being held at Wilmington’s Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $12,500 secured bond.

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