07/19/2014 08:40 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Daniel Lee Warn Allegedly Robs El Pollo Loco Restaurant And Returns For Lunch

A man suspected of burglarizing an El Pollo Loco in Costa Mesa, California, has been arrested after he returned to the restaurant for a meal a few hours after the robbery.

Daniel Lee Warn, 28, was arrested Wednesday when he tried to order food at the restaurant, because employees recognized him from the security footage of the robbery.

The restaurant was closed at the time of the break-in, but the surveillance video showed a man climbing through the drive-through window and ransacking the cash register in a failed attempt to find money.

When Warn showed up to order lunch, he was wearing the same clothes as the person seen in the video: A green T-shirt and a hat emblazoned with a bright pink face, the Daily Pilot reports.

The restaurant manager called police who arrested Warn on multiple counts of burglary, KTLA-TV reports.

Police believe Warn is also responsible for three other burglaries in the same area between Tuesday and Wednesday.

Warn, a transient, was sentenced to two years in prison last month, but was freed as part of a post-release community supervision program, according to

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