Look out, Hamburglar. There's a new fast-food thief in town, and he's pilfering tacos.
About 10 p.m. Sunday, a man was walking to his vehicle near Villa and Fulton Streets in Elgin. He was carrying 16 tacos he had just purchased for $41.
But he would never get to enjoy his tasty treats.
A man in a black ski mask and yellow hoodie came running out of a vacant building and threatened the victim with a machete.
"He was walking back (to his vehicle) with his tacos. A guy came out with a machete and took his tacos," said Elgin Deputy Chief Jeff Swoboda.
The victim, fortunately, did not put up a fight and was not hurt in the incident.
The machete-wielding thief demanded nothing else. The suspect, described as a Hispanic man about 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-9, simply took the tacos and drove off in a 1990s green Chrysler or Plymouth, according to police.
What's next, hot dog heists?