Actual 'Hamburglar' Raids McDonald's Drive-Thru
But restaurant won't press charges
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 27, 2012 8:54 AM CDT
In this Dec. 20, 2010 file photo, McDonald's signs sprout from the restaurant's parking lot in New York.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – A real-life "Hamburglar" hit a drive-thru in Maine on Sunday night, the Kennebec Journal reports. The unidentified male, thought to be a teenager, ran between the Augusta McDonald's drive-thru window and a waiting car, snatching a bag of food just as an employee handed it outside. A nearby police officer spotted the thief chowing down on his stolen food in an Arby's parking lot, but he ran off before he could be questioned. McDonald's replaced the $20 worth of food for the customers, and management will not press charges. “They said that does happen occasionally,” says a police spokesman.