Competing eatery offers free burgers for a year if DC 'ham-burglar' turns self in

Courtesy of Metropolitan Police Department

WASHINGTON (WBFF) - After a man broke into a Five Guys restaurant in Washington, D.C., earning him the nickname of 'ham-burglar,' the president of a competing burger eatery is asking the suspect to turn himself in for a reward.

Police say the man broke into the Five Guys and instead of stealing money, surveillance cameras caught him cooking himself a meal and leaving with a bottle of water on Friday, March 18 between 3:10 and 5:05 a.m. Police say the burglary suspect followed a delivery man into the restaurant on Irving St. NW and waited until he left before making himself a snack, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

On Monday, John Eucalitto, President of Wayback Burgers, released a statement saying, "As you may be aware, there is a gentleman who broke in and made himself a burger at another restaurant brand last month in the D.C. area and is still at large. To that gentleman, I'd like to say that we all make mistakes - from committing this illegal act to your choice of burgers. I strongly encourage you to do the right thing and turn yourself in right away."

As an extra incentive, Eucalitto adds, "After you take accountability for your actions, Wayback Burgers will give you FREE burgers for one year. It's not too late to turn it around based on what you did. We'll be keeping an eye on this story."

Anyone who has information should call police at 202-727-9099 or submit anonymously to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. DC Crime Solvers is offering up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible.

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