Man Stole Pots, Pans From Michigan Soup Kitchen

ADRIAN (WWJ/AP) – A 35-year-old man says he took pots, pans and kitchen utensils while working at Michigan soup kitchen because he planned to sell them.

Michael Lee Threet faces up to six years in prison for the theft when sentenced May 9 in Lenawee County Circuit Court. He pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of felony larceny in a building charge and being a habitual offender.

Authorities say Threet, an Adrian resident, took the kitchen equipment Dec. 7 from The Daily Bread of Lenawee, a nonprofit soup kitchen about 60 miles southwest of Detroit.

“I just took some stuff out the back door… To sell it,” Threet told Judge Margaret M.S. Noe.

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