AUGUSTA, Maine -- A real-life Hamburglar has struck at a Maine McDonald's.
Police say a young man, seemingly inspired by the pattie purloining character once featured in McDonald's advertising campaigns, ran between a car and the takeout window at the Augusta restaurant Sunday night as an employee handed a bag of food to a driver.
A witness flagged down an officer leaving a nearby convenience store.
Lt. Christopher Massey, acting on a description of the hungry thief, found him in the parking lot of a rival fast food restaurant diving into a McDonald's bag.
Massey tells the Kennebec Journal () the suspect swore and ran into the woods. He was never caught. http://bit.ly/GQzgak
Massey says the three young men who had their food stolen didn't know the burger thief.
McDonald's replaced the stolen food, worth about $20.
Information from: Kennebec Journal, http://www.kjonline.com/CHECK OUT PHOTOS OF PEOPLE BUSTED FOR ODD CRIMES