Suspected ham-burglar wanted: Tried to cook fries when he couldn’t grab cash at McDonald’s

(As originally published with bells and whistles, Thu, April 20th 2023, 4:12 PM EDT; first article here)

RUSH TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WOLF/TND) — Burglars tend to break in and get out in a hurry to avoid capture, but one got into a fast-food restaurant — McDonald’s — and decided to stay for a bite.

Pennsylvania State Police say they’re looking for the guy caught on camera who “forced entry through a locked door” Sunday at about 2:35 a.m.

Troopers said the suspected ham-burglar tried to get into a locked safe and locked cash register drawers, but he couldn’t do either.

He sure wasn’t lovin’ it.

There’s no word if he grimaced when he couldn’t grab cash, but authorities confirmed he stole and ate a cinnamon roll, and “attempted to cook french fries.”

The suspect is described as average height with a stocky build, collar-length black or brown hair, with a mustache and full beard, and tattoos on his right forearm.

He was wearing a black t-shirt with the letters DBI on the front, and the phrase “one team, one dream” on the back.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 570-874-5300, or click here to leave an anonymous tip for Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers.

The burglary suspect was caught on camera but still on the loose, April 16, 2023. (McDonald’s via Pa. State Police)

Another unusual incident happened the week before at a different McDonald’s in Schuylkill County.

Pennsylvania State Police say 28-year-old Brandon Haag was in a drive-thru lane and

“while receiving his order, [he] displayed a picture of a random penis on the screen of his cellphone to the employee at the window.”

That employee was a 17-year-old girl.

She may not have seen the last of Haag.

Police said he “fled the scene but was located later utilizing McDonald’s video surveillance camera system. Charges will be filed.”

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