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.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: From Mackinac to Motor Bella, Major Events Return
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.READ MORE: Rolling Stone Magazine Named ‘Respect’ #1 Song Of All Time
“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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