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Man stole bread truck, delivered in his underwear

NEW YORK (AP) — A man stole a New York City bread truck and began delivering loaves of savory baked goods to random businesses, the bakery’s owner said Thursday.

David Bastar hopped into the Grimaldi’s Home of Bread truck on Manhattan’s Upper East Side early Monday while the real driver was making a delivery at a pizzeria, according to police.

Reportedly wearing only his underwear, Bastar then allegedly began dropping off baguettes, whole-wheat rolls and sourdough bread — but not to the bakery’s customers, said Joe Grimaldi, the owner of the bakery in Queens.

“The bread was left somewhere. Where I don’t know,” he said. “He dropped a lot of bread.”

Grimaldi said about $5,000 in bread was taken.

“It’s a bizarre incident but nothing happened to the truck. No one was hurt. There was no damage. I got my truck back,” said Grimaldi.

Bastar, of Nanuet, was arrested later at LaGuardia Airport and taken to a hospital for evaluation. He was charged with criminal possession of stolen goods and driving without a license.

 

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