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Restaurant Burglar Finds Empty Cash Register, Drinks Beer Instead

All they got was one lonely can of Dale's Pale Ale

The Tomato Head, Knoxville
The Tomato Head, Knoxville
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A burglar who broke into a Tennessee restaurant over the weekend left empty-handed, but at least they got their thirst quenched. The intruder's target was Tomato Head restaurant in Knoxville, as WBIR reports.

The suspect forced open the restaurant's cash register only to find it empty, a rep for the Knoxville Police Department tells Eater via email; realizing he or she wasn't going to come away with any cash, the parched burglar apparently sought solace in a Dale's Pale Ale, imbibing in a can of the popular beer from Colorado-based brewery Oskar Blues before taking off. The thief clearly wasn't hungry, because nothing else was taken except for the beer, Knoxville PD says, and the cash register was the only thing disturbed.

The unknown thief isn't the first to break and enter in search of sustenance: Some burger bandits in the UK broke into a soccer clubhouse and cooked themselves a meal, even leaving a note of thanks for the tasty treats (along with nearly $1,500 of damage) in their wake. In another case, a raccoon with an apparent thirst for booze broke into an alcohol storage warehouse and drank a little too much.

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