Cop loses badge over a stolen breakfast

September 16, 2008 6:47:55 AM PDT
A Rockaway Township police sergeant's hunger for some breakfast sandwiches has cost him his job. Sgt. Christopher Stahl pleaded guilty today to theft for walking out of a Quick Chek store in Rockaway Borough with eight breakfast sandwiches worth nearly $30.

Under his sentence in state Superior Court, the 39-year-old Stahl will have to pay $100, and he loses his job.

Prosecutor Robert Bianchi said the plea "represents the fact that no one is above the law."

Defense attorney Edward Bilinkas said Stahl "made a mistake and has taken responsibility."