Say ‘Cheese’! Burglar caught on camera putting on a pair of gloves and crafting a pizza pie after breaking into a restaurant
- Oscar Sanchez, 25, charged with grand theft, grand theft auto and burglary stemming from break-in at Big Slice Pizza in Fullerton, California
- Police say Sanchez was caught on video making pizza pie while robbing the restaurant on November 8
- Footage shows the suspect stretching the dough during two hours he spent inside the business
- Sanchez is accused of stealing $500 in cash, tablets and delivery car
A burglary suspect in California was after more than just one kind of dough when police say he broke into a pizzeria last week.
Surveillance video from inside Big Slice Pizza in Fullerton caught the accused intruder, identified as Oscar Sanchez, taking a break from ransacking the business to lovingly craft a pie for himself.
Footage released by the Fullerton Police Department on Facebook shows the alleged thief wearing a pair of latex gloves expertly shaping and stretching pizza dough at the counter on November 8.
Not that kind of dough: Police in Fullerton, California, have released surveillance footage showing a robber making a pizza pie while burglarizing a pizzeria
Hungry hooligan: Footage shows the suspect, identified as Oscar Sanchez, expertly crafting the pie at the counter during the November 8 incident
Safety first: The accused burglar was seen wearing a pair of latex gloves for food safety
Whipping up a filling meal for himself, however, was not the only thing on Sanchez’s agenda for that day, according to investigators: the hungry hooligan also stole cash, tablet computers and the pizzeria’s delivery car.
Police arrested the 25-year-old on Wednesday and charged him with grand theft, grand theft auto and burglary
Officers tracked down Sanchez, 25, on Wednesday and arrested him on charges of grand theft, grand theft auto, second-degree burglary and possession of burglary tools.
Police did not miss an opportunity to have some fun at the hapless suspect’s expense, posting on their official Facebook page last week: ‘You’ve heard of the Hamburglar? Well, meet the Pizza Burglar.’
After detailing Sanchez’s alleged crimes, the cops quipped: ‘Needless to say, jail doesn’t serve his favorite meal.’
Big Slice manager Rafael Calles told the station KCAL that he was told by police that the perpetrator forced the patio door open and brought along a toy gun.
Police say Sanchez stayed inside Big Slice Pizza in Fullerton for two hours before fleeing in the eatery’s delivery car
Beside making a pizza, Sanchez also allegedly stole $500 in cash and electronics
He then lingered inside the empty eatery for more than two hours before fleeing in the restaurant’s vehicle with his loot, including $500 in cash, electronics and a couple of six-packs of beer.
It is unknown whether Sanchez ended up baking and eating the pie he was seen making.
‘It’s kind of funny, but we got hit and it’s not nice,’ said the manager.