The thief was either supremely hungry for la Barbecue’s award-winning meats or did the math and figured that great brisket is — to Central Texans at least — essentially worth its weight in gold. Either way, an unnamed suspect hopped a fence, cut pit locks, and snagged more than 20 whole briskets, loading them into an SUV just after 4 am on Thursday morning, August 4.
The restaurant figures that the suspect stole thousands of dollars worth of brisket in the break-in. Whole briskets go for $180, according to the restaurant’s website. The: restaurant told KVUE that this is the fifth break-in it has had, and is asking anyone with information to contact the Austin Police Department.