Real-Life ‘Hamburglar’ Steals Nearly 3 Dozen Cases of Burger King Whoppers From Delivery Truck

During a halted delivery, a slumbering truck driver did not notice the theft of 33 cases of Whoppers until it was too late

Chances are relatively slim that the thief will be caught, as ‘they probably consumed the evidence,’ the city’s mayor admitted.

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.”