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Suspected Florida ‘Hamburglar' recognized by McDonald's employees

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — A Southwest Florida man nicknamed the “Hamburglar” was arrested after authorities say McDonald’s employees recognized him from surveillance footage of a recent break-in.

Cape Coral police said in a news release that a man broke into the fast-food restaurant in the early-morning hours of Aug. 9. The building’s security system was damaged, but nothing appeared to be taken.

Authorities say 43-year-old John Gampa showed up in the drive-thru as a customer a few days later, and employees recognized him as the suspected thief.

Police said Gampa tried to flee when they arrived at his house Monday, but an officer shot him with a stun gun.

Gampa, already on probation for robbery, was charged with burglary and resisting an officer without violence.

He was being held on $35,000 bail. Jail records didn’t list an attorney.

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