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Woman manages to climb into McDonald’s drive-thru window to steal food and Happy Meal toys

By Mason White 6:45 AM November 21, 2017
Jessica Marie Cross

A woman who was dubbed the “Hamburglar” was arrested for breaking into a McDonald’s in Mayland.

The Howard County Police Department posted a video on social media, showing the woman breaking into the McDonald’s through the drive-thru window.

After posting the video, police received tips, leading to the arrest of the suspect who was identified as 27-year-old Jessica Marie Cross of Springdale.

She was taken into custody after being charged with burglary and theft.

Howard County police said that they responded to the scene at around 5:00 a.m. when an employee who arrived for work to the McDonald’s located in the 8300 block of Benson Drive in Columbia found that the restaurant had been burglarized.

Officers reviewed video surveillance and saw a white Hyundai Sonata pull into the McDonald’s drive-thru around 1:00 a.m.

The driver, now identified as Cross, attempted to place an order in the drive-thru lane but the business was closed.

Cross then pushed open the drive-thru window, which was not locked. She put her hand into the store, grabbed a cup and she poured herself soda from the fountain.

She was then seen crawling through the window and entering the restaurant, where she remained for approximately 35 minutes. Cross did not immediately cover her face. It was only during the robbery that she pulled her shirt over her head to block her face.

Cross grabbed a box of food and Happy Meal toys, which fell to the ground before she handed them to a person standing outside of the business.

Police said that Cross was seen on video attempting to disable the surveillance system, wipe her fingerprints from the area, and wash the cash drawers to remove her fingerprints.

She managed to steal about $1,400 cash, a purse, food items, and Happy Meal toys while at the business, according to police.