Now the 22-year-old MacDonald has been charged with stealing from a safe at the Wendy's restaurant where he worked.
The man is no relation to the cheerful, red-haired clown who is the face of the McDonald's advertising campaign.
The restaurant manager said he found MacDonald and another employee taking the money at about 1:30 a.m. Monday.
MacDonald and Steve Lemay, 20, were detained at the store until police arrived.
MacDonald is expected to face a probation violation charge along with theft charges.
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