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article imageMcDonald's food thief dubbed as 'the Hamburglar' turns himself in

By Kevin Fitzgerald     Nov 25, 2011 in Crime
Cedar Falls - A 21-year-old Iowa college student has turned himself in to police after he broke into a McDonald's restaurant early Sunday morning. He proceeded to cook himself a hamburger and fries in an apparent case of the munchies,.
According to Yahoo! News, Whitley Allen Teslow surrendered to authorities on Tuesday after seeing surveillance footage of himself on the news.
Teslow first tapped on the drive-thru window at around 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Since the restaurant was closed and no one was there to answer, he decided to smash the glass of the drive-thru window and enter the establishment, where he stayed for about a half an hour.
He seemed to only want food, so he fixed himself a meal. There are no reports of any cash or equipment being stolen.
Workers finally arrived just after 4:00 that morning to find the broken glass of the drive-thru window and noticed that someone had been cooking while inside the restaurant. It seems that this particular location was not equipped with a burglar alarm.
The WCF Courier reports that this particular McDonald's restaurant closed at midnight, but another location only about 2 miles away is open 24 hours.
Teslow now faces charges of third-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal mischief, and fifth-degree theft. He could also serve up to five years in prison.
He stated in a phone interview that he was intoxicated and not in the right state of mind when he committed his crime. He also said:
"It's not who I am to do something like that. I've never been in trouble with the law before. It's pretty hard for me to be able to swallow. I just hope they understand that it was a kid making a dumb mistake."
Teslow has apologized to McDonald's and has offered to pay for the damages.
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