Woman Arrested After Climbing In A McDonald's Drive-Thru Window To Allegedly Take Cash And Food

Alexia Fernandez Nov, 17, 2017

A 27-year-old woman was arrested Thursday for allegedly breaking into a Maryland McDonald’s on Nov. 5, in an incident that later went viral.

A video of Jessica Marie Cross spread around social media — where it was seen hundreds of thousands of times — and showed her struggling to pull herself in through the three-foot wide McDonald’s drive-thru window about 1 a.m.

Cross leaned in through the window to get a beverage, but when that didn’t work, she decided to try to climb in and push herself through.

“She helped herself to a drink then went into the business and stole cash and other food,” Howard County police spokesman Seth Hoffman told WBAL.

According to the Associated Press, Cross does not have a lawyer listed.

Searching through the fast-food restaurant, Cross was seen through surveillance footage taking a box full of food as well as a Happy Meal box full of toys and a drink.

Twenty-two minutes later, Cross went back to the window with a large box, before leaving it there and exiting the building to pick it up from the outside.

Along with those items, police allege that $1,400 in cash were missing from the restaurant.

According to a statement by the Howard County Police Department, an employee arrived at the restaurant at about 5 a.m. Nov. 5 to find the cash registers disturbed and the office door wide open.

Police said Cross attempted to disable the surveillance system, wiped her fingerprints from the store and washed the cash drawers to remove her fingerprints.

Cross is now being charged with burglary and theft, after agreeing to turn herself in Thursday morning.

This article originally appeared on People

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