I hope the guests at this guy's barbecue DON'T try the brisket.

There's a guy named John Honaker from Nashville, Tennessee and he went to a Walmart earlier this week, apparently to shoplift some supplies for a barbecue.

And that included him shoving BRISKET and two bottles of PROPANE down his pants.

Some cops just happened to be at the Walmart at the time investigating a different call . . . and they saw the entire thing go down on the security cameras.

Nashville Police

So they grabbed John as he tried to leave the store . . . and he started trying to kick them.

He was arrested for assault on an officer.

Read more at NBC 4 - Nashville.