A 911 call where the person hung up without speaking led a Cherokee Sheriff’s Office deputy early Wednesday morning to a closed drive-in restaurant where it appeared peanut butter had been thrown against its windows from the inside.

According to sheriff’s office spokesman Capt. Jay Baker:

A deputy was dispatched at 1:20 a.m. Wednesday to the Jiffy Freeze, 8046 Knox Bridge Highway, Canton.

“Upon arrival at the location, the deputy noticed peanut butter that appeared to have been thrown against the interior windows of the building,” Baker said.

The deputy found broken glass on the ground near a side entrance. The doors to the business were locked. Looking through a window, the deputy saw a man hiding inside. The deputy told the man to open the door, and he did. The man, Nicholas McLain, 27, of Canton, was arrested charged with burglary, possession of tools for the commission of a crime and criminal trespassing. He remained in custody Wednesday morning at the Cherokee County jail with a $10,000 bond.

“It was determined that McLain used a wooden handle to break into the restaurant. For unknown reasons, at some point McLain called 911 and then hung up,” Baker said.

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