A group of men were caught on camera stealing from Rose Cafe’s patio in Santa Barbara’s Mesa neighborhood.
Around 2:00 a.m. Sunday, approximately four white men in their 20s were walking down the 1800 block of Cliff Drive. Surveillance footage captured one of the men entering the restaurant’s patio and walking off with an item.
“Wait wait wait.. my rooster,” one of the men can be heard saying in the video as he picks up a wooden lattic with a ceramic rooster attached and walks in the direction of Meigs Road.
The restaurant’s owner, Lalo Barajas, posted the video on social media.
“Does anyone recognize these guys? On Saturday night, around 2am, some of our property was stolen from our front patio area by some seemingly drunk young men. A ceramic rooster, a lattice, and some other objects were stolen,” he wrote.
Barajas stated he is giving the thieves a few days to return the items before a police report will be filed with footage of the suspects from his building and surrounding businesses.
“We have taken great pride in creating a welcoming and inviting patio area for all of our customers to enjoy and it is extremely disheartening to know that someone did this to us,” Barajas stated.
The video is available below: