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.