Marcus J. Elliot, 22, went viral on Thursday after photos of his chance encounter with the meaty sandwich circulated on social media
The man who seemed to enjoy Popeye's chicken sandwich from behind bars is been identified as a 22 year old resident of Florida who is currently in a job release center.
Marcus J. Elliot, 22, went viral on Thursday after photos of his accidental encounter with the meaty sandwich circulated on social media.
Online court records indicate Elliot is currently being held at the West Palm Beach Community Release Center, with an expected release date of September 2020.
He is currently listed as being on a community watch – meaning he is allowed to work & # 39; in the community & # 39; before returning to the plant.
According to the Florida Department of Corrections annual report, "inmates in work release must save part of their income when released to pay for victim and room restitution and board.
In 2016, Elliot was sentenced to four years for a count of heroin possession and a count of trafficking in heroin
He is currently listed as being on community wa tch – which means he is allowed to work & # 39; in the community & # 39; before returning to the facility
DOC provided DailyMail.com with a copy of the annual report, but would not state how Elliot was able to get his hands on the sandwich.
However, Florida's DOC also states in its Inmate Orientation Handbook that inmates are "allowed to pine with their closest family members once a week for up to eight daylight hours."
The father is just one of more than 3,000 inmates participating in the program.
Photos posted on a Frank Gutta – now identified as Elliot – Facebook page and shared on Twitter show the inmate enjoying the infamous $ 3.99 chicken sandwich, which has sold out across America.
& # 39; Trying to see what all the hype does, Says the Gutta in the story. A follow-up image is drawn: & # 39; Thank you Bae. & # 39;
Wild photos posted on a Frank Guttas Facebook page and shared on Twitter showing the inmate who likes the viral chicken sandwich
& # 39; N **** A prison ate Popeye's chicken sandwich before ME IM AIM, & # 39; said @ Eugene3005, who originally shared Gutta's post
In the photos, Gutta can be seen on a prison bed. He is ready to toughen the food, but settles for the quick picture before taking a bite.
The photo was shared on Twitter by a user on November 14, and received more than 54,000 likes and just under 20,000 retweets.
& # 39; N **** s in prison ate Popeye's chicken sandwich before me IM AIM, & # 39; said @ Eugene3005 who originally shared Gutta's post.
People on Twitter were surprised by the procession, declaring their desire for the guys as they wondered how he managed to secure a sandwich.
People on Twitter were taken aback by the procession, declaring their desire for Guts while wondering how he managed to secure a sandwich
Others noted that there was a person they did not feel got his proper credit – "bae" who allegedly smuggled the sneakers into the facility
& # 39; Bruh must be deceiving a female guard, & # 39; suggested a user.
Another stated: & # 39; Prison food is probably better. & # 39;
Others noted that there was a person they felt was not given their fair credit – & # 39; bae & # 39; which allegedly smuggled the dirt tape into the plant.
& # 39; He didn't even mark or say Shorty's name, & # 39; said one user. & # 39; He belongs to the streets. & # 39;
A variety of users shared that in San Diego, detainees can order withdrawals & # 39; once a month & # 39;
Another user shared that in San Diego, detainees can order withdrawals "once a month."
Several users praised the man's dedication to obtaining the sandwich.
& # 39; Don't get your mood crushed! The men who eat a soggy sandwich mean there is no ordinary Popeye chicken sandwich, it is a Popeyes Booty chicken sandwich or a Popeyes C ***** e chicken sandwich, & # 39; said one user. Either way, you still have a chance at the original!
"Would say this Popeye sandwich goes out of hand, but the happiness I felt for the guy getting that sandwich outweighs it all," shared another.
A profile believed to belong to the guys suggests he is in Florida.
A profile believed to belong to Gutta suggests that he is in Florida