A Connecticut man allegedly took advantage of a coronavirus-related restaurant closure, breaking into an eatery and turning it into his personal multi-day smorgasbord. New Haven police say Louis Ortiz, 42, spent four days gorging himself on the food and drink stored inside the closed Soul De Cuba Cafe, according to local newspaper The New Haven Register.
The restaurant is closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has hit Connecticut and the rest of the country. Ortiz was found asleep in the restaurant by responding officers Tuesday morning after authorities received a call about a burglary in progress, Police Capt. Anthony Duff told the Register.