Metropolitan Police Department
“A suspect followed a delivery man into the restaurant and waited until the delivery man left,” the police department wrote in a news release. “He then rummaged through the establishment, cooked food, and stole bottled water before leaving the restaurant.”
Footage of the man was captured on the restaurant’s surveillance system, but his identity remains unknown.
In response to the burger theft, John Eucalitto, the president of competing fast-casual chain Wayback Burgers, issued a plea for the man to fess up, in exchange for a year of free burgers. “To that gentleman, I’d like to say that we all make mistakes – from committing this illegal act to your choice of burgers,” Eucalitto said. “I strongly encourage you to do the right thing and turn yourself in right away. After you take accountability for your actions, Wayback Burgers will give you free burgers for one year. It’s not too late to turn it around based on what you did. We’ll be keeping an eye on this story.”