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Police: Pizzeria burglar caught on video making himself a pie

This hungry criminal didn’t seem to be in any rush; he spent two hours inside the shop and even took time to bake his own pie

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Fullerton Police Department

By Cliff Pinckard

FULLERTON, Calif. — A suspect in the burglary of a pizzeria delivered plenty of evidence to police when he decided to make his own pie while in the restaurant.

Oscar Sanchez, 25, was arrested Wednesday after police used surveillance video of him making a pizza inside Big Slice Pizza during the break-in on Nov. 8 to identify him, USA Today reports.

“This guy had the audacity to not only break in, but also steal their tablets and cash!” the police department says in a post on its Facebook page. “Before he stole their delivery car to leave, he couldn’t resist his craving and helped himself to making a pizza pie!”

According to the Orange County Register, Sanchez broke into Big Slice Pizza in Fullerton. While inside the restaurant, he took cash and several tablets. But video shows him putting on a pair of gloves and making and then baking a pizza during the burglary, even tossing the dough. He reportedly was inside the shop for more than two hours before leaving in a stolen delivery car.

The Register reports Sanchez has been charged with suspicion of grand theft, grand theft auto, second degree burglary, the possession of burglary tools and other crimes.

“Maybe he was hungry,” Big Slice manager Rafael Calles told CBS Los Angeles. “It’s kind of funny, but we got hit and it’s not nice.”

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