Taylor Made BBQ Brisket Bandit

MANDAN, N.D. Mandan police say a man stole smoked meats from Taylor Made BBQ in downtown Mandan early Tuesday morning.

Security video shows someone hopping the fence in the alley behind the restaurant and grabbing the brisket from the smoker with their bare hands.

It happened shortly after 3 a.m. this morning.

Store owners say the burglar would likely have blistered hands because of how hot the meat is.

“We use really thick insulated gloves to grab our product off the smoker and he did it with his bare hands so I mean he's got to be in pain today,” said Kendra Taylor, store owner.

Mandan police have identified the man responsible, but Taylor Made BBQ decided not to press charges.

The brisket was worth $150.