Cops: Man breaks into Uptown fast food restaurant, then calls 911 to report himself

Nicholas Holiday | CPD

This one’s been sitting in our “to do” file for a few weeks. Sorry for the delay.

A McHenry County man is facing burglary charges after he allegedly broke into an Uptown fast food restaurant and then called 911 to report his crime to police.

Nicholas Holiday, 28, is charged with felony burglary in connection with the incident.

Police said they responded to Sonic, 1022 West Wilson, around 2 a.m. on Feb. 23 to handle a burglar alarm and a 911 call that reported a burglary at the restaurant.

When they arrived, Holiday was waiting for them.

According to police, Holiday told them he threw a brick through the drive-thru window, crawled inside, and opened a cash drawer with a key he found next to the register. But, after all of that effort, the cash drawer was empty.

So, he crawled back out of the restaurant and called 911 to report himself, he allegedly said. Police arrested him.

Prosecutors charged Holiday with felony burglary. Judge Mary Marubio released him on his own recognizance.

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