Boynton Beach, FL – A 29-year-old woman was arrested after she broke into a police station and ate an officer’s lunch.
The incident occurred on Jan. 3 and was discovered when two officers arrived to work and noticed a window that led to the kitchen area had been broken, according to the police report.
One of the officers called dispatch to report a possible break in, and advised that the suspect had stolen food from the refrigerator.
Agent Andrew Berben said the meals were his and cost about $7 a piece.
The police report said the suspect had taken two pre-packaged chicken meals from the fridge and cooked them in the microwave.
She ate the chicken but left the asparagus.
When police checked the nearby trash, they found a plastic bag with a wallet with an identification card and a State of Florida Security Officer card for Yvelande Jean-Pierre.
Security cameras had caught Jean-Pierre squeezing through a gate to gain access to the rear parking lot.
Investigators determined that she gained access to the building by standing on top of stacked recycling bins to reach the window.
The video footage also showed her walking near the substation, the police report said.
Police located Jean-Pierre and summonsed her to the police station.
She presented herself on Jan. 9, and when questioned, said that she lost her wallet around the time of substation burglary but had not reported it.
Jean-Pierre was wearing the same jacket as the woman seen in the surveillance video when she went to the police station but she denied being near the substation on the day of the burglary, according to the police report.
She gave police consent to search her cell phone and they found that Jean-Pierre had been within a block of the police substation for the majority of the day, and into the night, on the date of the burglary.
She was arrested and charged with burglary to an occupied structure, theft, and criminal mischief, the report said.
The Boynton Beach Police Department couldn’t resist boasting about the arrest on Twitter.
“1st mistake – breaking into our substation. 2nd – eating Agent Berben’s chicken & asparagus. 3rd – leaving her ID behind,” the department tweeted. “Today, we charged Yvelande Jean-Pierre w/burglary to an unoccupied structure, theft & criminal mischief.”