"Hamburglar" Steals a Meal at McDonald's

Suspect allegedly ran between a car and the takeout window to pull off the heist

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012  |  Updated 5:37 AM PDT
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"Hamburglar" Steals a Meal at McDonald's

Watch out, there's a real-life Hamburglar on the loose.

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A real-life Hamburglar is on the loose after having struck at a Maine McDonald's.

Police said a young man ran between a car and the takeout window at the Augusta restaurant Sunday night as an employee handed a bag of food to a driver.

A witness flagged down an officer leaving a nearby convenience store.

Lt. Christopher Massey, acting on a description of the hungry thief, found him in the parking lot of a nearby Arby's restaurant diving into a McDonald's bag. 

Massey told the Kennebec Journal the suspect swore and ran into the woods. He was never caught.

Massey says the three young men who had their food stolen didn't know the burger thief.

McDonald's replaced the stolen food, worth about $20, and does not plan to press charges, according to the Journal.

No word on whether the suspect was dressed in a prison-striped jumpsuit and cape like the Hamburglar, the pattie purloining character once featured in McDonald's advertising campaigns.

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