Having purchased the snack from a takeaway, within 10 minutes of tucking in he decided he had been given too small a portion.
After trying to complain at the store and having no luck, he then flagged down a police officer and asked them to sort out the issue.
The man was left disappointed after the officer informed him 'this was not a police issue.'
In a post on Facebook, York City Police said: "A male flagged down one of the team with a report of a heinous crime.
"The male had purchased a portion of chips from a take away.
"He left the shop to eat the chips but after 10 minutes of eating them decided he had been given too small a portion.
"He returned to the shop to complain and surprisingly they could not assist him.
"He then flagged down a police officer to sort the issue.
"Not sure what crime he thought had been committed but it was all a little fishy.
"Needless to say he was sensitively informed this was not a Police issue."