CHICAGO (AP) — Brooklyn foodie Charlie Tu was detained by federal authorities this morning on charges that he conspired to sell or trade a sandwich left uneaten by his friend to the highest bidder.
A 7.6-page FBI affidavit said the Seattle native was heard on wiretap discussing the sandwich: “[if] they’re not going to offer me anything of value — a pizza, some nuggets, a bigger sandwich — I might as well eat it. YOU HEAR ME, motherf*$@er?! If I don’t get what I want, then I’ll just take that sammy myself.”’
The sandwich in question, a bacon, egg and cheese on a roll or BEC, was purchased from a bodega and given to Tu for safe-keeping. According to the affidavit filed Tuesday morning at a Subway restaurant, Tu approached several candidates about exchanging the sandwich for ramen, pure salt, a pizza or McDonald’s entire dollar menu. (One in particular, a so-called Candidate #5 was said to be interested.)
Tu was to appear later today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Nan Nolan to answer the charges. The time was not immediately set.
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