Man who stole Chick-fil-A catering van caught, police say

BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. — Investigators said the promise of a year's supply of Chick-fil-A helped catch a man accused of stealing the restaurant's van.

"I guess food and money are basic instincts, for sure.  But I'm glad somebody did stand up. There should be 'more' standing up," Cartersville resident Danny McGuirt told Channel 2's Berndt Petersen.

Cartersville police said they have caught the man who stole a catering van from the Atlanta-based fast food restaurant earlier this week. 

According to police, officers were able to identify George Christian Adamson as the suspect. On Thursday, Adamson was located and arrested. He was charged with theft.


"Chick-fil-A posted it on Facebook, stating that any tip that leads to an arrest, they'd get free Chick-fil-A for a year. It really started to take off from there," said Lt. Mike Bettikofer with the Cartersville Police Department.

Tips flooded in, and Thursday evening, officers arrested Adamson.

"I think they were bound to catch him. There's a lot of good people in Cartersville and free Chick-fil-A for a year? I'd do a lot for free Chick-fil-A," another resident told Petersen, not identifying themselves.

So who will be able to snack on chicken nuggets for a year? We may never know.

Chick-fil-A said, “Details of the reward will remain anonymous to protect identities.”