An employee's false tooth appears to have been stolen along with the victim's apron in Coronado, confirmed police.
In mid-August, a man reported a petty theft near the 1000 block of Orange Avenue.
The employee finished his shift late in the evening while working at the Costa Azul Restaurant, said Lee Corbin, a spokeswoman for the Coronado Police Department. He took a tooth out and put it in his apron.
"He left the apron sitting on a bench behind the restaurant and [when he] went back to retrieve it the next morning -- it was gone," said Corbin.
Police believe the person who took the apron may not realize there's a tooth enclosed inside.
"I am pretty confident that the person who took the apron wasn’t intentionally stealing the teeth," said Corbin.