A man was arrested after he was caught on surveillance camera stealing a cake from a bakery in southwest Miami.
Fernando Garcia, 61, of Miami, was arrested over the weekend in connection with Friday's theft at El Brazo Fuerte Bakery on Southwest 32nd Avenue, police said.
Surveillance footage from inside the bakery shows Garcia opening the refrigerator where all the cakes are stored and removing one from the case. He pauses and stares for a second, and then walks out of the store, cake in hand. He is then seen leaving the scene in a black pickup truck.
But Esver Camacho, the president of El Brazo Fuerte Bakery, said he wasn't done.
"So he comes in after he steals the cake and tries to make a purchase, but he doesn't have enough money, and so the ladies have to give him some money so he can make the purchase," Camacho said.
The cake in question was the store's most popular: cappuccino soaked in a sweet syrup, Camacho said.
On Saturday, officers initiated a traffic stop of a black truck and placed Garcia into custody. They searched his vehicle and found a crack pipe with suspected crack cocaine, police said in an arrest report.
Garcia was arrested on charges of petit theft and for possessing cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Attorney information was not available.