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Theft of Hooters' beer lands Pasco man in jail

PORT RICHEY

Man accused in theft of beer from Hooters

A man was arrested Monday after, police say, he sneaked into a Hooters restaurant and made off with 48 beers.

Police say his mother turned him in.

Mason Anthony Fanter, 19, cut open a window screen, pushed in a window covering and slipped into the restaurant at 5336 Treadway Drive about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, according to a Port Richey police report.

Once inside, Fanter used bolt cutters to snip the lock on a cooler and grabbed two 24-packs of bottled Budweiser, about $144 worth, the report states.

New Port Richey police officers stopped Fanter that night to question him when he was carrying the cases of beer nearby but did not arrest him, said Port Richey police Chief Dave Brown.

Later that day, when Hooters employees came to work, they found the restaurant had been broken into and called authorities, Brown said.

Fanter was arrested at his home at 7230 Royal Palm Drive in New Port Richey on charges of burglary, petty theft and criminal mischief. He remained in the Land O'Lakes jail Tuesday in lieu of $25,300 bail.

Theft of Hooters' beer lands Pasco man in jail 12/04/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 7:17pm]
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