Man accused of eating chicken fingers during burglary arrested

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A man suspected of burglarizing a restaurant in Wichita last month has now been arrested.

A burglar broke into the Heritage Restaurant at 4551 S Broadway through the restaurant's roof vent on August 15. Security footage showed the suspect walking around the restaurant pantsless, missing a shoe, and eating chicken fingers.

"As the suspect attempted to slide through the vent, his shoe came off and the shorts he was wearing were torn," police said. "The suspect fell into the kitchen and roamed around the restaurant. He then ate chicken fingers out of the refrigerator and stole lottery tickets."

Police stated Saturday afternoon 41-year-old John Avelar, from Wichita, has now been arrested in connection to this crime. Avelar faces one count of theft related to the burglary of the Heritage Restaurant.