Police say a young man, seemingly inspired by the pattie-pilfering character once featured in McDonald's advertising campaigns, ran between a car and the takeout window at an Augusta restaurant Sunday night as an employee tried to hand a bag of food to a driver.
A witness flagged down an officer who was leaving a nearby convenience store.
Lt. Christopher Massey, acting on a description of the hungry thief, found him in the parking lot of a rival fast food restaurant diving into a McDonald's bag.
Massey tells the Kennebec Journal the suspect swore and ran into the woods. He was never caught.
Massey says the three young men who had their food stolen didn't know the "hamburglar."
McDonald's replaced the stolen food, worth about $20.