When asked why he was sneaking out of a Pico Rivera restaurant with a computer, Fernando Castillo offered a simple answer: I’m the manager.
Only problem? The person asking was the actual manager.
“It was an 'I’m the manager, no I’m the manager' type of thing,” Sgt. Ernest Bille of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said of the back-and-forth exchange at Clearman's Steak 'n Stein on Tuesday night.
As employees prepped to close for the night, Castillo sneaked in, unplugged a computer monitor and tried to leave the restaurant with it, authorities said.
“We don’t know at what point he was able to get in,” Bille said. “We don’t know if he was hiding or what."