Woman Dubbed The' Hamburglar' Surrenders After Getting Caught On Camera Breaking Into A McDonald's Drive-thru Window

Woman Dubbed The' Hamburglar' Surrenders After Getting Caught On Camera Breaking Into A McDonald's Drive-thru Window

Jessica Marie Cross is accused of stealing money, a purse, food and Happy Meal toys.

Published November 17th

The woman who was called a real life "Hamburglar" after a viral video showed her breaking into a McDonald’s drive-thru window surrendered herself to police on Thursday. 

Jessica Marie Cross, 27, was wanted by Howard County police in Maryland after the surveillance footage of the break-in was posted online. Shortly after the video went viral, police were sent numerous tips, helping them to identity the suspect as Cross.

Cross is being charged with burglary and theft and is in the booking process at the Howard County Detention Center, reported WBAL.

The robbery, which took  place on Nov. 5, occurred at a McDonald’s in Columbia, Maryland. When an employee showed up for work that day, she realized the registers had been tampered with and the doors to the restaurant’s office were open.

After investigators arrived on the scene, they determined $1,400 in cash was missing from the eatery.

Officers then reviewed surveillance footage and saw Cross appear to order something from the drive-thru lane, even though the restaurant had already closed. When she pulls up to the window, she can be seen pushing herself through the window, pouring a drink, and then entering the restaurant. 

According to police, Cross stole cash, a purse, food items and Happy Meal toys. After Cross “hamburglarized” the restaurant, she could be seen attempting to wipe away her fingerprints.

When the search for Cross was made public, she learned a warrant was out for her arrest and agreed to turn herself in to the police. 

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Howard County Police)

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