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Man caught eating, drinking in closed restaurant for four days

By July 12, 2020 4 Comments
Police in the US have arrested a man accused of stealing food, liquor, and beer from a restaurant over the course of four days during lockdown.
Officers in New Haven, Connecticut were called to a restaurant on Tuesday about 11.30am in response to reports of a burglary.
Louis Angel Ortiz was charged after allegedly staying in a closed restaurant for four days, stealing food and alcohol.(New Haven Police)
Officers detained him and found he was in possession of a bottle of the restaurant’s rum.
Security footage showed Ortiz gained access through a side window of the restaurant several days prior and had been helping himself to the restaurant’s food, liquor and beer over the course of four days.
In addition to eating and drinking at the restaurant, Ortiz took beverages from the property.
The restaurant had been closed since lockdown measures were put in place, but the manager discovered Ortiz during a routine check in of the premises.
The restaurant estimated the loss of food and beverages to be at several thousand dollars, which includes an estimated 70 bottles of stolen or consumed liquor.
Ortiz was given a bond of AU$19,800 and charged yesterday morning.
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