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Burglar Posing as Restaurant Manager Caught Red-Handed By Actual Restaurant Manager

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A would-be burglar trying to lift a computer monitor from a Pico Rivera restaurant thought he could make it out if he passed himself off as the manager, which would have perhaps worked if the person who hadn't stopped him wasn't the actual manager.24-year-old Fernando Castillo had unplugged the computer monitor inside the Clearman's Steak and Stein restaurant late Tuesday night and was heading out when he was caught in the act, according to City News Service.

According to deputies from the Pico Rivera Sheriff's Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Castillo was asked by the restaurant manager what he was doing and his reply was that he was the manager.

The real manager engaged Castillo in a brief conversation, says the LASD, then escorted him to a room where he was locked in until authorities arrived on scene.

Castillo was arrested on suspicion of burglary.