TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) -- Deputies in Hillsborough County are searching for a man accused of burglarizing a fast-food restaurant by forcing himself through the drive-thru window.
The incident was captured on surveillance video that was released this week by the sheriff’s office. It happened Sunday, Aug. 2 at the Wendy’s on North 56th Street in Tampa.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said 26-year-old Kelvin Barnes pulled up to the drive-thru window at the restaurant around 11 p.m. with unknown passengers who became belligerent while placing an order, according to store employees.
An employee who later told law enforcement that Barnes had threatened to start a physical fight in front of the store, then walked back to the drive-thru window and forced his upper body through.
CAUGHT ON CAMERA — #teamHCSO is searching for Kelvin Barnes (26) after he burglarized a Wendy’s in Tampa on Sunday. Barnes is facing burglary, criminal mischief, and petit theft charges! Call HCSO if you have any information on his whereabouts 813-247-8200. pic.twitter.com/bdzdcCbIU3— HCSO #teamhcso (@HCSOSheriff) August 11, 2020
According to the sheriff’s office, Barnes was driving a rental car. The rental company says it is now in the process of filing a failure-to-return report with the Tampa International Airport Police Department. Deputies say Barnes is facing burglary, criminal mischief and petit theft charges, according to the sheriff’s office.