NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

September 30, 2009

Mass. man who stole, ate hot dog gets 18 months


WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who stole a hot dog from another man sitting under a tree in a park has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Antonio Judd pleaded guilty Monday in Worcester (WUS'-tur) Central District Court to charges including larceny from a person.

Police say Judd grabbed the hot dog in August after flashing what appeared to be a gun in Elm Park in Worcester, New England's second-largest city.

Police reports say Judd began to devour the hot dog, spilling mustard all over his shirt. They say when he was arrested later he was carrying a pellet gun and a pocket knife.

Records show Judd has been sentenced to prison at least three times for offenses including assault and vandalism.