Florida man breaks into restaurant, strips naked, eats noodles, plays bongos
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WPMI) - According to the Tampa Bay Times, a St. Petersburg police officer was investigating a break-in at The Chattaway restaurant, reviewing surveillance video that shows a burglar eating a plate of chicken wings and drinking a beer inside the kitchen on November 6. The officer then stumbled across another incident from the night before.
Video shows a different man riding his bike up to the restaurant at 358 22nd Ave S, pedaling around the parking lot for 10 minutes, then slipping in through the back gate. He opens the door to a shed after wandering around for a bit, and removes a set of bongos.
Then the man gains access to a restaurant bathroom and exits, naked. He sits at one of the restaurant's picnic tables and digs into a bowl of instant Ramen noodles, which he brought with him. The video also shows him playing the bongos, still naked.
The burglar from the first video, who ate chicken wings and had a beer at the restaurant, stole an estimated $500 worth of stuff, including cash tips, a laptop, a tablet, and a grocery bag he filled with beer.
Police identified the homeless man who played the bongos in his birthday suit, but his name is not being released to the public. The restaurant is not pressing charges on the homeless man because he meant no harm and didn't actually steal anything from the restaurant.
As for the original burglar? Police are still looking for him.