Man Breaks Into DC Five Guys, Fires Up the Grill

When in Rome ...
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 11, 2016 9:31 AM CDT

If you're going to break into a burger joint, you might as well take advantage of everything it has to offer, including its meat patties and condiments bar. That's apparently what one hungry suspect—dubbed a bona fide "Hamburglar" by more than one news outlet—reportedly did at a DC Five Guys restaurant last month, indulging his craving for a cheeseburger after sneaking in behind a delivery man in the early morning hours, the Metropolitan Police Department tells ABC News.

The "person of interest," wearing what the Washington Post describes as a "dapper hat," can be seen on surveillance footage from March 18 cooking up what appears to be a burger, though a DC cop tells the Post, "He cooked food. I don't know if he made a hamburger or not." The suspect also downed a drink from the fountain before taking off, without lifting anything save for a water bottle. (Can't blame him: Five Guys is known for its delicious burgers.)

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