Police hunt woman who smashed restaurant window after it ran out of burgers

Police in New York have appealed for assistance to track down a woman who smashed a restaurant window after it ran out of burgers.

The incident, which happened on January 15, saw the woman take a baseball bat to the window of the Back Home Restaurant in Morrisania, around eight miles from downtown Manhattan.

The woman smashed the restaurant's window after they ran out of burgers. Credit: NYPD

CCTV footage shows the woman returning to the outlet after being told her favourite food was out of stock. First taking out the window, she then moves on to damaging the glass-panelled door. The suspect then fled from the scene.

People have been comparing the outburst to a scene in Hollywood film Falling Down where William Foster, portrayed by Michael Douglas, causes carnage in a burger outlet after becoming disgruntled at his order.