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Wayback offers 'Hamburglar' free burgers

Posted at 2:39 PM, Apr 12, 2016

One hungry criminal made headlines over the weekend after security footage was released of him breaking into a Washington, DC area Five Guys and cooking himself a snack.

While Washington Police are still searching for the felon fry cook and seeking to charge him with Burglary II (which carries a maximum of sentence of 15 years in prison), a rival restaurant chain is offering him a year’s worth of free burgers if he turns himself in.

John Eucalitto, president of Five Guys rival Wayback Burgers, thinks the hamburglar chose the wrong burger chain — not that he approves his actions.

"To that gentleman, I'd like to say that we all make mistakes -- from committing this illegal act to your choice of burgers. I strongly encourage you to do the right thing and turn yourself in right away," Eucalitto told the UPI. "After you take accountability for your actions, Wayback Burgers will give you free burgers for one year. It's not too late to turn it around based on what you did.”

Eucalitto went so far as to promise that a Wayback Burger would keep the fugitive full, and keep him from getting himself into trouble in the future.

"We can give him the Triple Triple,” Eucalitto told the Washington City Paper. “That should be more than enough to keep him full and satisfy his cravings so he doesn't do it again."

(The “Triple Triple” is a Wayback specialty, with nine patties and nine slices of cheese. The proof is in the video below.)

Wayback Burgers, based Connecticut, has dozens of restaurant locations across the country.

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.