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Iowa’s Hamburglar surrenders to police

Eric Pfeiffer
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Photo credit: Cedar Falls Police Department

A 21-year-old man in Iowa has turned himself in to the police after breaking into a McDonald's, cooking himself some hamburgers and fries, and then leaving.

The man, Whitley Allen Teslow, a Warburg College student, turned himself in to the Cedar Falls Police Department after seeing coverage of his burglary on the news yesterday. Teslow has been charged with third-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal mischief and fifth-degree theft.

The break-in was discovered by some mindful observers at 4:20 a.m., the Waterloo Daily Courier reports:

McDonald's workers arrived at 4:20 a.m. Sunday to find the glass in the drive-up window broken, and it appeared food had been cooked in the restaurant. Security footage showed the man first tapped on the glass at the window. No one was in the store, so he broke the glass and climbed inside. Police had made reference to the animated character "the Hamburglar" from McDonald's commercials in a press release.

Local authorities have refused to speculate on whether Grimace will serve as a character witness at the impending trial.

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