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.
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.