Police said the man came in through the Taco Bell drive-thru window.
Photo: Gwinnett County Police Department
Photo: Gwinnett County Police Department

Cops: Man cooks meal, takes nap during burglary at Gwinnett Taco Bell

Gwinnett County police are trying to find a man they said made himself a meal and took a nap during a burglary at a Taco Bell. 

The bizarre burglary happened Christmas morning at the fast food restaurant on Sugarloaf Parkway in unincorporated Lawrenceville, police spokeswoman Cpl. Michele Pihera said Wednesday. 

The man cooked himself a meal and took a nap before stealing a tablet and laptop.
Photo: Gwinnett County Police Department

When an employee arrived to open the restaurant the next day, the fryer was on and some food was left out on the counters, according to a Gwinnett incident report.  

Surveillance footage from inside the restaurant captured the man going in through the drive-thru window about 12:15 a.m. He used the fryer to make himself a meal and ate it. He then took a nap on the restaurant floor “for a substantial amount of time,” according to the incident report. 

The man left about three hours later after stealing a laptop and tablet. 

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300.

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