Woman Who Climbed Through McDonald's Drive-Thru Window to Steal Food, Cash Sentenced

A woman who was caught on camera squeezing through a McDonald's drive-thru window and helping herself to food and money has pleaded guilty.

Jessica Marie Cross, 27, admitted to charges of burglary and theft and will spend three months in jail, The Baltimore Sun reported Monday

Cross, nicknamed the "hamburglar" of Howard County by police, stole from a McDonald's in Columbia. 

Surveillance video showed Cross peering into the drive-thru window, reaching in to pour herself a drink and then climbing into the window. 

During the 35 minutes she was in the fast-food restaurant, police say she stole $1,400, a purse, food items and Happy Meal toys. She was also seen on video attempting to disable the surveillance system and wipe her fingerprints from several surfaces. 

Cross was also sentenced to over three years of probation, during which she must complete treatment for mental health as well as for drug and alcohol addiction.

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