Call it “patty larceny.”
Police in Warren, Michigan, are searching for a mysterious burger thief who managed to steal at least 33 cases of Burger King Whoppers from the back of a delivery truck last Friday morning, March 25.
On Thursday evening, a semi-truck driver attempted to deliver the Whoppers to a local distribution center, but for reasons that are unknown, was unable to complete the delivery.
According to the Detroit Free Press, the driver fell asleep and woke up around 2 a.m. to find that the shipping seal of his truck had been broken, and that a few boxes of Whoppers were missing. The driver secured his truck with a padlock and returned to sleep, but when he awoke the next morning, another burger heist had taken place. By 8:30 a.m. on Friday, nearly three dozen cases of Whoppers had been stolen.
Authorities are hopeful that they will track down the burger bandit, but have few clues to work with.
“It’s a whopper of a theft,” said the city’s mayor, Jim Fouts. “They probably consumed the evidence.”