Athens restaurant burglar found eating

No charges after security camera shows man appeared confused

 ATHENS, Ga. -- An Athens-Clarke police officer responded to a burglar alarm at Raising Cane's, 795 Baxter St., about 5 a.m. Saturday and found a man standing in the kitchen eating a bun, according to a police report.

The burglar - a 25-year-old Atlanta man with a job, according to the report - seemed confused about why he was inside the restaurant after hours, first saying he was with a group, then that he was "just there."

The manager arrived and played back the security video, which showed the man enter the restaurant, sit for a few minutes in the dining area, then go back to the kitchen.

Since nothing was stolen (except the bun) or damaged, the manager had the man barred, but didn't press charges. The report did not note how the man got the door open without damaging it.

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