Meat thief suffers heart attack 

A shoplifter suffered a heart attack after he was detained for stealing meat and coffee at a San Francisco Safeway on Thursday, police said.

Around 9:20 a.m., an employee told police the man placed “various meats and coffee into his cart,” stuffed the items in a jacket, then walked out of the store in the 4900 block of Mission Street.

The suspect was detained and cops were called. During the incident, the suspect suffered a heart attack, police said. It was not immediately clear whether the man was in police custody at the time of his heart attack.

He was transported to San Francisco General Hospital and was expected to survive. He was still booked for felony theft, police said.

The suspect had a prior conviction for theft, which in California makes the shoplifting incident a felony, police said.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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