Thomas J. Offinger

Police: Frito Lay dumpster diver busted for allegedly stealing expired chips

Thomas J. Offinger, 59, of Dayton, is in jail on charges of criminal trespass, theft and obstructing justice.

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A Dayton police officer was assigned to watch Frito Lay, 49 Kelly Ave., specifically the dumpster where they put expired product, as it’s a popular place for theft, according to a police report.

Around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, the officer observed Offinger inside the fenced area by the dumpster; saw him jump the fence and flee on foot. The officer tried to stop him, but he was later picked up.

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