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CCPD: Intruder breaks into restaurant, gets stuck in elevator

Posted: 12:57 PM, Sep 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-25 13:57:04-04

A man is behind bars after police say he broke into a North Beach restaurant this morning and got stuck in their elevator.

Corpus Christi Police say around 3 a.m., a man used a chair to smash Fajitaville’s front window and broke in to the eatery. That set off the security alarm.

Corpus Christi Police say the intruder used a chair to break into Fajitaville’s front door.

When police arrived, they couldn’t find him. When the general manager arrived an hour and a half later, he reviewed the restaurant’s surveillance video. He noticed the intruder came into the restaurant but never left. A few moments later, he found 23-year old Matthew Gutierrez drunk and stuck in the elevator.

Police said Gutierrez told officers he was looking for his girlfriend. Gutierrez was arrested. He’s now charged with burglary of a building.

The general manager said Gutierrez caused $3,000 worth of damage to the door and to the elevator.