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A 42-year-old man from New Haven, Connecticut is accused of breaking into a restaurant closed by the virus and spending four days eating and drinking his fill…

Louis Ortiz got into the restaurant through a window on Saturday and a manager found him sleeping inside on the morning of Tuesday, April 14th.

Ortiz consumed several consumed several thousand dollars worth of food and drinks, including 70 bottles of liquor. The man was arrested on April 14 for breaking into a restaurant that was closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ortiz helped himself over the course of four days to the restaurant’s food, liquor, and beer,” New Haven police said in an Instagram post. “In addition to eating and drinking at the restaurant, Ortiz removed beverages and property from the building.”

New Haven Burglar Serves Himself in Restaurant for Four Days New Haven| Tuesday, April 14, 2020, around 11:30 a.m., officers responded to a burglary in progress at a downtown Crown Street restaurant. The caller reported finding an unknown man, later identified as Louis Angel Ortiz, asleep in the closed restaurant. Arriving officers located Ortiz nearby on Crown Street and detained him. The 42 year old New Haven man was found in possession of a bottle of the restaurant's rum. Investigators reviewed security video footage which confirmed the initial burglary occurred several days prior on Saturday when Ortiz made entry through a side window of the restaurant. 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 business had been closed during this time and it was a manager's routine check of the establishment that led to the discovery of the burglary. Management estimated the loss of food and beverages at several thousand dollars. The loss includes an estimated 70 bottles of stolen or consumed liquor. Louis A. Ortiz is charged with the following: Burglary third degree. Larceny third degree. Criminal mischief first degree. Failure to appear second degree (East Haven warrant) Ortiz was held in lieu of $12,500 bail at the NHPD Union Avenue Detention Center and transferred this morning to an arraignment hearing in New Haven Superior Court at 235 Church Street.

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Ortiz was arrested and charged with burglary, larceny, criminal mischief. Ortiz was held overnight by New Haven police on $12,500 bail.

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