Man breaks into a Wendy's, but stops to make himself a burger first

Publish Date
Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 10:28AM
Photo / Facebook - Martin County Sheriff's Office

Photo / Facebook - Martin County Sheriff's Office

Police in Florida have arrested a 'modern-day Hamburglar' after a man broke into a Wendy's before making himself a burger in the fast food restaurant. 

Patrick Benson, 34, was arrested on Saturday and charged with burglary, grand theft and attempted burglary, according to a news release from the Martin County Sheriff's Office.

After smashing a window with a brick, the burglar started up the grill, made himself a burger and ate it during which time the store was closed, the sheriff's office said.

Apparently, this is not the first time Benson has done something similar.

"The suspect has been successful at forcing his way into two restaurants, cooking himself some dinner - then stealing what he can't consume," the sheriff's office said Friday.

The "Hamburglar" didn't appear to be in a rush as he "casually made his way through the restaurants, choosing what he would steal," according to the release.

After the security footage was shared online, Martin County Sheriff's Office received multiple tips from the community about who the suspect may be.

Benson is now in the Martin County Jail.

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