The opportunist struck close to an aptly-named village named Long Reach in Washington DC
An thirsty thief has been filmed carrying out a bizarre heist at a McDonald's after stretching through a window to pour herself a drink.
Realising there are no staff on hand, the woman then decided to push her luck further, climbing through the window and helping herself to cash and food.
It happened in a Washington DC suburb very close to an aptly-named village named Long Reach.
The clip opens with the woman peering in through the window and realising no one is around.
She then stretches to grab a cup, which she begins to fill after twice fumbling it.
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The woman, whose face is fully visible in the CCTV footage, then awkwardly struggles to climb through the window.
She finishes filling the cup with a blue-coloured fizzy drink before strolling off camera and re-emerging with a box, this time with a hood pulled up.
A timer on the footage shows she arrived on the scene shortly after 1am, and finally climbed out of the window nearly 40 minutes later.
The video was released by Howard County Police following the theft on November 5.