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Real Life Hamburglar Jailed For Three Months For Stealing From Maccies Drive-Thru

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Real Life Hamburglar Jailed For Three Months For Stealing From Maccies Drive-Thru

Have you ever been to a fast food restaurant and thought it would be easier if you just nipped behind the counter and made the food yourself? You wouldn't be alone, but obviously no one does it because you're not allowed.

But that didn't stop one woman from helping herself to a drink, some food and money at a Maccies in Maryland, USA.

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Jessica Marie Cross did helped herself in November last year at the empty McDonald's in Howard County.

Surveillance footage captured the 27-year-old opening the drive-thru window and reaching towards the drinks dispenser to fix herself a treat. But she doesn't stop there.

Realising that no one is in sight, she climbed through the small window and helped herself to even more goodies. You're probably wondering why there was no staff to stop her during her 35-minute robbery, but the store was closed.

Credit: Howard County Police Department
Credit: Howard County Police Department
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She handed a big cardboard box of stuff to a person waiting outside and tried to hide her face, despite having it in full view when she came into the restaurant.

Police say she managed to get away with $1,400 in cash, Happy Meal toys and some food. When staff returned in the morning, they reported the cash registers looking 'disturbed' and the office door was open.

Naturally, she's been dubbed the real life Hamburglar.

Authorities added that in other footage found of her break in, she was seen trying to get rid of her fingerprints and disable the CCTV camera system.

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Credit: Howard County Police Department
Credit: Howard County Police Department

After nearly six months of waiting, Cross was sentenced to five years behind bars, but that was reduced to three months.

She'll also have three years of probation and will have to undergo treatment for alcohol and drug addiction.

Australian police are investigating a separate Hamburglar incident, but this is a bit more outrageous.

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Santo Le Roca paid for his food at a Maccies in Sydney and went back to his home, realising he'd picked up the wrong bag. Authorities say an extra $20 of food was in his bag and his family ate it.

Police later came to his house and threatened to fine him $300 for stealing, according to South China Morning Post, but decided to let him off with a warning. That would probably be a huge relief, considering it sounded like an honest mistake.

Featured Image Credit: Howard County Police Department

Topics: America, Food, News, theft, maccies, McDonald's

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