04/04/2013 AT 10:40 AM EDT
Nobody steals from the Cake Boss and gets away with it.
Hundreds of people were waiting Tuesday morning in downtown Pittsburgh to get the free cakes from the star of the Hoboken, N.J.-based TV show Cake Boss
, Buddy Valastro
Police spokeswoman Diane Richard says William Davenport cut the line and took four cakes worth about $27 each from a storage area. Police say when they stopped Williams he apologized for stealing the confections and admitted he was intoxicated.
Police say the cake theft caused a great commotion among people who had been waiting in line for hours. Officers had to break up fights caused by other people who tried to jump the line.
No attorney for Williams is listed in court papers.