WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A man quarantined himself inside a local restaurant in Connecticut, helping himself to thousands of dollars’ worth of food and drinks, police reports.
- The police department apprehended the trespasser after the store manager filed a report about a man squatting inside his closed restaurant. He now faces legal charges.
- The defendant is charged with criminal mischief, burglary, and larceny following his arrest on the fourth day of his binge.
Louis Angel Ortiz, 42, faces legal charges after a four-day eating-and-drinking-spree inside one Cuban restaurant in downtown New Haven, Connecticut. The trespasser broke in through the side window before helping himself to thousands of dollars’ worth of food and drinks throughout his stay inside the restaurant.
The police department has made their arrest early Tuesday, pending a full investigation following the incident. The freeloader entered the restaurant building on Saturday before pillaging through the food and drinks, finishing 70 liquor bottles in storage.
Per the public statement released by the department, “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,” the police report continued.
The store manager dropped by the closed restaurant, noticing the person sleeping inside the shop, holding a bottle of rum. The police report was made thereafter.
Ortiz faces multiple charges after the incident. The police department has built a strong case against the defendant, reporting that he was caught on surveillance cameras installed in the restaurant. He is charged with criminal mischief, burglary, and larceny following his arrest.
The defendant found himself facing additional charges after his failure to appear in court on an unrelated case, police said.
Ortiz is scheduled to present himself again, before the court, on May 27 after his arraignment on Wednesday, the Courant reports. Records show that Ortiz remained in custody on Friday, inside New Haven Correctional Center in lieu of the $10,500 bail payment.
Source: New York Post