Police bust 'Hamburglar' who climbed into drive-through window

By Ben Hooper
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Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Police in Maryland said a "Hamburglar" who crawled into a McDonald's drive-through window to burglarize the eatery was arrested after being caught on camera.

The Howard County Police Department posted a video to Facebook showing a woman climbing into the drive-through window of the McDonald's in Columbia about 1 a.m. on Nov. 5 and helping herself to a beverage, some food, $1,400 from the cash register and some Happy Meal toys.


Police said the woman, who pulled up her hood in an attempt to hide her identity only after her face had already been caught on video, was able to open the drive through window by pushing on it, as it had been left unlocked.

Investigators said the video led to multiple tips that the person they were seeking was Jessica Marie Cross, 27, of Springdale. Local police had dubbed her the "Hamburglar," CBS Baltimore reported.

Police said they contacted Cross and she agreed to turn herself in Thursday morning. She arrived at police headquarters and was charged with burglary and theft.

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