Man Accused Of Burglarizing Chicken Restaurant, Returning For Lunch

green_shirtWe aren’t in the business of giving advice to criminals, but a man in Costa Mesa, California might want to rethink his brand loyalty to El Pollo Loco. After you burglarize a place, it’s probably a good idea if you don’t return for lunch on the same day. At minimum, change your clothes first.

Police say that early on Wednesday morning, he was caught on camera breaking in to the restaurant and making a mess as he searched for cash. He didn’t find any, so apparently he thought it would be cool if he came back for lunch. While wearing the same bright green shirt and neon and black hat featuring “Animal” from the Muppets. Isn’t there a dress code for burglaries?

That’s a memorable outfit, and employees who had seen the surveillance footage from earlier that day made the connection. Employees called the cops to report that, as a police statement explained, “a subject matching the description of the suspect seen on the store video was back at the restaurant, in line to order food.”

Police arrived and arrested the man right in the restaurant. He’s also suspected of a number of other commercial burglaries in the area.

Alleged El Pollo Loco Burglar Arrested After Returning To Scene Of The Crime For Lunch [CBS Los Angeles]