Guard your waffles, mediocre hotel breakfast buffets, there’s a breakfast bandit on the loose. Police in Dalton, Georgia are in hot pursuit of a hungry man accused of terrorizing family-style platters of once-frozen sausages and off-brand corn flakes at budget hotels across town. He’s like the breakfast sausage rendition of the Hamburglar -- only worse, because he’s real. And your malted waffle could be next.
“He’s definitely still on the loose and we think he’s still hungry,” a Dalton police spokesperson told Thrillist over the phone. “I don’t know what he ate, exactly, but he definitely ate a lot of it.”
The low-stakes criminal reportedly told a Holiday Inn Express employee that he was “just checking how easy it is to get into hotels and get free stuff.” He was spotted wandering into locations across Dalton, pocketing bottles, towels, and plastic silverware, before demolishing the most holy of all hotel accomodations: the breakfast buffet. We’re talking pancakes, bacon, Cocoa Puffs, the whole charade.