The Banditos Bandit

Here is a classic case of an employee taking his establishment's name a bit too literally.

At around 11:45 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14, an employee of Banditos (who was not working that night) walked by the open doors of the restaurant and noticed that the lights were still on and televisions blaring. This may sound like a festive occasion—except that the restaurant closes at 10 p.m. on Sunday nights.

Upon entering, the man noticed there was one employee, with beer in hand, lingering at the bar. He told the other employee to lock up and leave, and then he called the owner to alert him of the situation. When the owner arrived, the restaurant was empty and the bar was littered with several overturned liquor bottles. He checked the cash register and noticed $250 missing, as well as seven liquor bottles.

After police arrived on the scene, they learned that the very same employee seen earlier had already been arrested for public intoxication on White Street. He was also found with cash stuffed into his pockets. Consequently, said employee was charged with misdemeanor theft; meanwhile, $81 of the loot was returned to the owner.