Man Breaks Into Carl's Jr. To Make Own Cheeseburgers

Here’s a bad idea: If the fast food restaurant of your choice is closed, simply break in and cook your own food.

That’s what Ruben Manzano, 19, did when (after drinking) he became hungry and wanted some Carl’s Jr. burgers.

In the restaurant, officers discovered Manzano’s shoes, shirt and food that he had attempted to cook on the grill.

A security guard had spotted a shirtless man running north from the eatery.

Officers investigating the alarm call, which came in around 1:35 a.m., spotted a man, fitting the description given by the guard, running between houses in the 200 block of South Olive and the 200 block of South Fourth Street.

Manzano has been arrested on “suspicion of felony burglary of a structure” and is being held on $10,000 bail. Hope the burger was delicious.

Hungry man linked to restaurant robbery in Santa Paula [Ventura County Star]


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  1. AlteredBeast (blaming the OP one article at a time.) says:

    He was framed by the Hamburgler.

  2. Jeff_McAwesome says:

    I must just be dyslexic, but I could swear that the first sentence of the quote said that he tried to cook his shirt on the grill.

  3. Scooter says:

    I think somebody did this at a Domino’s a few years ago. He blamed the advertisements for making the food look too tasty or something.

  4. Shadowman615 says:

    @Jeff_McAwesome: Yup, I thought the same thing at first. The old ‘dangling participle.’

  5. Beerad says:

    @AlteredBeast: Framed? This guy IS the Hamburglar!

  6. B says:

    Well, so much for the “no shirt, no shoes no service” policy.

  7. Project Thanatos says:

    Wait till the McMayor hears about this…

  8. ideagirl says:

    @Scooter: That dude had to have been drinking : )

  9. Framling says:

    I’m just trying to work out the logistics of this. Doesn’t a lot of this kind of equipment have something like a 30-minute warm-up time?

  10. savvy999 says:

    If he wanted a grilled shirt and shoe so badly, he should have just went to Jack in the Box.

  11. zibby says:

    I can’t help but admire his initiative.

  12. floydianslip6 says:

    @Framling: Depends on the setting, to make grilled shirt and shoes it only needs to warm for about a minute.

  13. @Shadowman615: @Jeff_McAwesome: Same here.

  14. Beerad says:

    @Project Thanatos: Jeez, man, it’s “Mayor McCheese” — get it right! Show some respect for our elected, uh, sandwich-headed corporate mascot politicians.

  15. Trai_Dep says:

    If he only would have clocked in first, no one would have noticed.

  16. XTC46 says:

    I can’t count the times I have contemplated doing something like this. In high school my friends and I worked at various fast food places (our group intentionally took jobs that would benefit the rest of the group by providing free food) because of this we had keys to probably 5 or 6 different places. We always came to the conclusion that no matter how delicious pizza t 3 am would be or some burritos at 2am, the benefit of free food was not worth the risk.

  17. theblackdog says:

    BTW, that burger was fucking delicious.

    Oh wait, this is consumerist, not passive-agressive notes.

  18. royuncg says:

    Ruben Manzano aka The Hamburglar

  19. STrRedWolf says:

    Isn’t there a Wendy’s that’s open too late or even a 24-hour dive like White Castle or Double T? Geesh, talk about lack of research.

  20. @theblackdog: Damn! I wanted to say that!

    Thanks Terry!

  21. MyCokesBiggerThanYours says:

    Way for the consumer to stick it to the man!

  22. Buran says:

    Must have been a moron if he can’t figure out how to use a simple grill.

  23. Buran says:

    @xtc46: Burritos at 2am? Taco Bell drivethrus are open that late.

  24. BigNutty says:

    Another stupid criminal makes the news. Why are these stories so popular with the public?

  25. Nemesis_Enforcer says:

    @STrRedWolf: Yeah most of the Carl’s near me have the drive thru open 24 hours.

  26. Nemesis_Enforcer says:

    @BigNutty: Because a lot of the pulic are stupid my friend. They take joy in putting others down, it helps them to prove that they are “smart”. Because all the other idiots did something they either hadn’t thought of or wouldn’t do.

  27. Protector says:

    Were Harold and Kumar there?

  28. STrRedWolf says:

    @Nemesis_Enforcer: I know some McDonalds near me are also 24/7. I would imagine California would be just littered with “WE NEVER CLOSE” restraunts. They have “In-and-Out” over there, right?

  29. kalmakazee says:

    As Kenny Chesney would say. – “No Shoes, No Shirt, No problems.”

  30. Nemesis_Enforcer says:

    @STrRedWolf: Yep there are a few In n Outs near me. I think they close at midnight. Unfortunatly most of the we never close places are pretty awful late-night. I guess the drunks don’t care.

  31. karmaghost says:

    Carl’s Jr. is to Hardees as Dreyer’s Ice Cream is to Edy’s?

  32. Valhawk says:

    So was this person on some sort of mind altering drug, I mean come on beyond the breaking into a fast food restraunt thing what was with the lack of shirt shoes?

    This whole thing makes no sense at all, which all things considered is not that suprising.