Burglar Breaks Into Restaurant To Cook Himself Crab Cakes

Our expert reconstruction of the crime scene. (photo: Morton Fox)

Our expert reconstruction of the crime scene. (photo: Morton Fox)

Every master criminal has his or her weakness that lands them in jail. Some get caught because they feel compelled to clean out every diamond from a vault. Others can’t resist the temptation of going up a supposedly unbeatable security system. Then there’s the guy in Delaware who was caught robbing a restaurant because he stopped to cook up some crab cakes for himself.

According to Delmarvanow.com (via FoodBeast), the crabburglar entered a Rehoboth Beach restaurant in the wee hours of the night last week, using the time-honored stealthy method of shattering the front glass door.

In spite of his ninja-like efforts to go undetected, someone noticed the broken door and called the police, who arrived to find the man in the kitchen, cooking himself up some crab. He also had a stolen bottle of booze on him, which might explain his behavior.

Because he apparently didn’t have enough crab cakes to share with everyone, the suspect attempted to flee when the officers arrived, but an alley-wide dragnet managed to track him down behind the restaurant.

Police arrested him and charged the 41-year-old with burglary, theft under $1,500, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

No word yet on whether he got to enjoy the crab cakes.