The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office says that as 20-year-old Frank Rodriguez-Tapia was walking out of jail a free man, he stole $80 in cash from another inmate who was just being booked.
Rodriguez-Tapia took advantage of a prison guard whose back was turned, KOAT-TV reported.
Police say upon his release, Rodriguez-Tapia was supposed to report immediately to the electronic monitoring office. But instead, with stolen money in hand, he bought lunch at a burger joint.
Authorities say he later admitted to the theft, turned over the remaining $67, and was sent back to jail, facing new larceny charges.
Sure hope that burger was world-class.