Real Life Hamburglar Stole 33 Cases Of Burger King Whoppers From Back Of Delivery Truck

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Contrary to what you may have believed your entire life, it turns out that the Hamburglar is not a character limited solely to pilfering beef patties from McDonald’s. How else might one explain how 33 cases of Burger King Whoppers went missing from the back of a truck recently?

Warren, MI police are investigating the crime, which happened while the driver of a semi-truck that was carrying the burgers ended up taking a nap on the job, the Detroit Free Press reports.

“It’s a whopper of a theft,” the city’s mayor, Jim Fouts, told the newspaper.

Here’s how the mystery of the disappearing Whoppers went down: on Thursday night, the driver tasked with transporting the Burger King products attempted to deliver several cases of burgers to the distribution center, but for some reason, he ended up having to wait several hours to complete the delivery.

He fell asleep in the truck and woke up at 2 a.m. to find that his truck’s shipping seal was busted and a few boxes of Whoppers were missing. So he locked the truck with a padlock and went back to sleep, officials said. But when he woke up again at 8:30 a.m., at least one thief had struck his cargo, stealing 33 cases of burgers this time.

Police are now on the case of the hamburglars, though they need help with leads and are asking the public to pitch in — after all, “They probably consumed the evidence,” Fouts noted.

‘Hamburglar’ in Warren stole 33 cases of Whoppers [Detroit Free Press]