Man arrested for 'quarantining himself' inside empty restaurant and inhaling thousands of dollars of food and booze, police say

Louis Staples
Saturday 18 April 2020 12:45
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A man has been arrested after quarantining himself in a closed Connecticut restaurant and helping himself to thousands of dollars worth of food and drink during a four-day binge, police say.

Louis Angel Ortiz, 42, was arrested this week after allegedly eating his way through the supplies of a Cuban restaurant which has temporarily closed because of coronavirus.

Ortiz inhaled several thousand dollars worth of food and booze, including roughly 70 bottles of liquor, New Haven police say.

The police force’s statement reads:

Officers learned Ortiz helped himself over the course of four days to the restaurant’s food, liquor and beer.

In addition to eating and drinking at the restaurant, Ortiz removed beverages and property from the building.

After a manager stopped by the closed restaurant and saw someone sleeping inside with a bottle of rum, the police were called. Ortiz’s alleged actions were captured by the restaurant’s CCTV footage.

Management estimated the loss of food and beverage at several thousand dollars.

The loss includes an estimated 70 bottles of stolen or consumed liquor.

Ortiz was charged with burglary, larceny and criminal mischief in connection with the alleged incident. He remains in custody with bail set at $10,500.

H/T: NYPost

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