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Thirsty burglar caught hanging out of Tops window

Felix Mezquita, of Buffalo, apparently had a late-night Pepsi craving.

Buffalo police responded to the report of a burglary in progress at the Tops Markets on Niagara Street shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Officers arrived at the store to find Mezquita hanging through a broken front window, according to a police report.

He was trying to take a 12-pack of Pepsi, according to the report.

Mezquita, 62, of Maryland Street, had some small, superficial cuts to his stomach because of the broken glass. Police also found a metal bracket they believe he used to break the glass, the report said.

Police charged Mezquita with third-degree burglary, possession of burglar tools, second-degree criminal mischief and attempted petit larceny.

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