Cops: Drunk Man Denied Service, Arrested After Claims Of Thwarting Imaginary Robbery
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FORT PIERCE, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – Authorities say a man was arrested for driving while intoxicated after he told employees at a local Wendy’s drive-thru that he stopped three imaginary would-be robbers from holding up their restaurant.
According to WPTV, Richard Todd, 46, showed up at the drive-thru on March 1 — twice — and caused trouble for the staff while inebriated.
Both times he was denied service due to his drunken condition, but the second time he showed up that night, he told workers that they were in danger.
“This time he told them that they were about to get robbed by ‘three [racial slurs],’” the affidavit states. Todd also requested free food for stopping these robberies, according to the station.
The manager of the Wendy’s called Fort Pierce police. When officers arrived on the scene, they noted that Todd reeked of alcohol. He reportedly told police that he drank one or two beers on his boat.
Authorities arrested him and charged him with DUI.