WARREN (WWJ/AP) – Police are investigating how nearly three dozen cases of Whopper hamburgers disappeared from the back of a delivery truck in Warren.
Mayor Jim Fouts told the Detroit Free Press the incident began Thursday night when a semi-trailer driver tried to deliver cases of the burgers to a food distribution center on Ryan and 10 Mile roads.
The driver had to wait several hours to make the delivery and fell asleep, waking at 2 a.m. and noticing the truck’s shipping seal was broken and a few boxes of the burgers were missing.
The driver went back to sleep after securing the truck with a padlock. By the time he awoke at 8:30 a.m., 33 cases were taken.
Fouts called the incident “a whopper of a theft.” He says it wasn’t clear how many burgers were in each case.
“They probably consumed the evidence,” he told the newspaper.
Police are asking “Where’s the beef?” without any solid leads on a suspect.
The public is advised against attempting to trap the “Hamburglar.” Instead, anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact police at 586-574-4800.
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