On Monday, a woman was sentenced to five years in prison by a Maryland court for robbing a McDonald’s restaurant last year. The woman, known as the ‘Hamburglar,’ was able to get into a McDonalds in Columbia, MD, through the drive-thru window.
The entire incident was filmed by the closed restaurant’s CCTV cameras. The suspect Jessica Marie Cross pushed her way into the fast-food outlet via a drive-thru window at around 1:00 a.m. on Nov. 5, 2017.
Her initial goal was just to take a sip of some free soda, but she quickly changed her mind and started looking for something to eat too. The police said that she had arrived at the restaurant to place an order, but it was closed.
Cross got into the restaurant by climbing through an open window and walked out with soda, burgers, Happy Meals, one of the employees’ purse, and $1,400. The suspect spent around 35 minutes in the restaurant, and even brought a large box to carry her booty.
She had to get the stolen items through the drive-thru window, get outside, and shut down the window after leaving.
After the robbery appeared on the news the next day, many people gave the police tips on who the Hamburglar may be. The woman eventually turned herself in and the police took her into custody nearly two weeks later.
In court, Cross pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to five years in jail. She will serve just 90 days and stay three years on probation. The judge also ordered her to enter drug and alcohol addiction rehab.
Last month, a McDonald’s restaurant witnessed another weird incident when a man attacked the store’s golden arches for having a order of 30 double-cheeseburgers rejected.
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