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Man Impoersonates Manager at Denny’s, Steals Hamburger – Dumb Criminal of the Day

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A 52-year-old man was arrested after entering a Denny’s restaurant and claiming to have been a new corporate bigwig.

Plenty have people have tried to pull off crimes as imposters. Police officers, doctors, celebrities — but a Denny’s manager? I think this guy from Madison, Wisconsin needs to set his goals a little bit higher.

Our criminal mastermind entered a Denny’s location wearing a suit and tie and carrying a briefcase. He told workers that he was the new general manager, that he’d worked for Denny’s for 30 years, and was starting work at their location that day. He then began cooking himself a hamburger and helping himself to a soft drink.

The current manager at said location thought things sounded a little fishy but the imposter held his ground saying that the paperwork hadn’t made it through the corporate office yet and that the manager must have missed a memo.

After a few phone calls (including one to police) the real store manager found out the moocher really was a fake. Police apprehended him walking away from the restaurant, still claiming he was a new GM. He now faces charges of fraud and disorderly conduct for his actions at the Denny’s. He also had some interesting things in his pockets so he’ll also face charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of an illegal electric weapon.

That’s a pretty steep price to pay for a hamburger.


Photo by scaredy_kat, Flickr.

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