Monday, August 04, 2014

Cafe burglar found preparing himself crab cakes

A hungry burglar who broke into a cafe in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, early on Thursday was found by police in the kitchen of the restaurant preparing himself some crab cakes, police said.

Stephen L. Quinn, 41, of Millsboro was charges with burglary, theft under $1,500, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, said Police Chief Keith Banks.

The incident unfolded at about 1:30am at Planet X Cafe, where officers were called to investigate a person breaking the glass front door. When officers arrived at the location, they found Quinn preparing crab cakes and he had a stolen bottle of alcohol, also taken from the cafe, to accompany his meal.

Upon seeing the officers, Quinn tried to make a run for it, broke through the rear door and was promptly captured in the back alley behind the restaurant, Banks said. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution after failing to post $2,000 secured bail. He faces an Aug. 8 preliminary hearing.

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