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How many times does the governor have to tell you, dude? Restaurants are closed for dine-in services.
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A man in New Haven, Conn., was arrested earlier this week after breaking into a downtown restaurant during the coronavirus pandemic and helping himself to thousands of dollarsâ€™ worth of food and liquor over the course of four days.
The burglar, identified as Louis Angel Ortiz, was first reported to the authorities after a manager at the Soul de Cuba CafĂ© found Ortiz asleep inside the restaurant on Tuesday, according to a reporter for Fox 61. Officers responded to find Ortiz down the street, â€śin possession of a bottle of the restaurantâ€™s rum,â€ť the New Haven Police Department confirmed.
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After reviewing security footage, police determined Ortiz had broken into the cafĂ© on Saturday, and â€śhelped himself over the course of four days to the restaurantâ€™s food, liquor, and beer,â€ť while also removing â€śbeverages and propertyâ€ť from the restaurant. Ortiz is also accused of drinking or stealing around 70 bottles of liquor, the restaurantâ€™s management estimated.
The manager of the restaurant, reported to be the Soul de Cuba Cafe in downtown New Haven, found the burglar asleep inside after what police say was a four-day binge.
Soul de Cuba CafĂ© is currently closed amid theÂ ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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Ortiz has been charged with both burglary and larceny in the third degree, as well as criminal mischief. He also had a previous warrant for failure to appear in the second degree, police say.
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As of Wednesday, Ortiz was awaiting an arraignment hearing in New Haven Superior Court. The ConnecticutÂ State Department of Correction currently lists him as being detained at the New Haven Correctional Center.