San Fernando Valley : Sorry Tale of Heists Ends in Man’s Arrest

Many criminals are remorseful about what they’ve done after they are arrested. But police say that while robbing 13 fast-food restaurants along Foothill Boulevard, Edgardo Worthington of Sunland was sorry every time.

Allegedly robbing a string of fast-food restaurants and doughnut shops over several months, Worthington, 23, would apologize to startled cashiers again and again, police said.

“Look man, I’m sorry to do this to you,” witnesses described Worthington as saying while he feigned possession of a gun by putting his hand under his shirt. “I don’t mean to do this. But I really need the money.”


Worthington would get away with no more than $40 at a time, police said.

Arrested Thursday, Worthington was still sorry, police said.

“He told us that he was unemployed,” LAPD Detective Rudy Quintanilla said. “Times are hard and he had bills to pay. But that’s not the way to do it.”

Police said Worthington was caught driving along Foothill Boulevard when police recognized him from the surveillance camera videotapes from restaurants he allegedly robbed.