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Police Wait Out Barricaded Burglar by Ordering Some In-N-Out Burger

All the waiting made them hungry for some double-doubles

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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

An unnamed robbery suspect barricaded himself inside an LA-area In-N-Out earlier today, leading to an hours-long standoff that has grown to involve a SWAT team and several road closures. As of 2:45 p.m. on Monday, one person was taken into custody as the stand off ended without any incident. Police officers were on the scene since before dawn, and apparently grew so hungry themselves they actually ordered In-N-Out from a different location for lunch.

The whole bizarre situation unfolded starting around 3 a.m. out in Temple City, after an alarm was triggered inside of an In-N-Out on Lower Azusa Road. According to CBS LA, police arrived shortly thereafter, and determined that the unnamed man inside was not given permission to be there. They spent hours calling for him to come out peacefully, but when that failed they brought in the SWAT team and have since evacuated the immediate area.

As if that weren’t enough, it seems that all the standing around outside of one of California’s most beloved food institutions actually made the police on the scene rather hungry for some burgers and fries. Southern California News Group photographer Sarah Reingewirtz managed to capture the below shots from the scene, including sheriffs on the scene who apparently ordered a whole bunch of In-N-Out for lunch.

With a relatively peaceful resolution to the stand off, it looks like at least law enforcement was able to end the ordeal with a well-catered burger lunch.