Police: Thief cooked pizza during restaurant burglary

Posted at 12:10 PM, November 18, 2020 and last updated 3:27 PM, July 20, 2023

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — A thief took a break during his burglary of a Southern California pizzeria to make himself a pizza pie before fleeing with the restaurant’s delivery car, authorities said.

The suspect, later identified as 25-year-old Oscar Sanchez, broke into Big Slice Pizza in Fullerton, Calif., on Nov. 8, police said. He was arrested on Wednesday and police posted security video of the pizza-making to Facebook on Friday.

This screen grab from the Fullerton Police Department Facebook page shows suspect Oscar Sanchez making a pizza at Big Slice Pizza. (Facebook/Fullerton Police Department)

Sanchez allegedly also stole the pizzeria’s cash and tablets, police said. Security footage shows him stretching dough at the restaurant’s counter.

Prosecutors have charged him on suspicion of grand theft, grand theft auto, second degree burglary, the possession of burglary tools and other crimes, The Orange County Register reported. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

“Needless to say, jail doesn’t serve his favorite meal,” Fullerton police wrote on Facebook.

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