Fast Food Burglar Caught Just As Fast
Published: January 28th, 2009
By: Tyler Murphy

Fast food burglar caught just as fast

NORWICH – Just over eight hours after police responded to the scene of a burglary at the Norwich McDonald’s, they arrested a 17-year-old Norwich youth for the crime.

David D. Brunell, of County Road 47 in Norwich, was charged with felony third degree burglary and two misdemeanors – fourth degree criminal mischief and petit larceny. Police said they identified the suspect caught in the store’s surveillance videos as Brunell by noon Tuesday and arrested him at 3:30 p.m. after a brief search.

He allegedly broke into the Norwich McDonald’s at around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday after using a park bench to shatter the drive-through window. Police said Brunell then tried to crawl in through the small window, but was forced to make a second attempt after being injured on the broken glass. The teen managed to crawl through the opening and was caught on the security surveillance system, dangling from the window by his sneaker at one point and later eating hamburger buns as he rummaged through the fast food restaurant.

Police also said Brunell failed in his attempts to force open the business’ safe and cash registers, leaving bloody fingerprints at the scene as a result of his injuries.

Norwich Police Chief Joseph Angelino said that after his arrest, Brunell confirmed investigator’s suspicious that he was under the influence of illegal substances at the time of the incident.

“He could be seen staggering around in the surveillance video,” said the chief. Police said they were able to make such a speedy arrest thanks in part to the store’s security system.

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