MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas - A man was arrested for theft this week after police discovered more than $1,000 worth of meat and fish in his car.

On Sunday, a Montgomery Country Sheriff’s deputy was on patrol in the Fox Run subdivision when he saw a driver throw an aluminum can out of a car. While the deputy stopped the driver, a call came in for a reported theft from Kroger at 3731 Riley Fuzzel Road.

The deputy discovered the license plate for the vehicle he stopped matched the car in the reported theft. The deputy searched the vehicle and found $1,188 worth of beef, pork, shrimp and other items, including a roast in the glove box and a T-Bone steak underneath the driver’s seat.

Deputies identified the driver as Michael Cordova, 52, who was taken into custody for felony theft. Cordova was released due to previous medical issues, according to deputies, and a warrant will be issued later for his arrest.

Deputies returned the stolen meat to Kroger.