HEBRON - A thriller movie character became all too real in a robbery attempt at a fast-food restaurant here.
Jason Dickens, 23, of Burlington was about to take out the garbage at the Burger King just after midnight Wednesday when he came face to face with a man in a "Scream" Halloween mask.
The man brandished what appeared to be a semiautomatic handgun, say Boone County sheriff's deputies, and tried to force his way into the restaurant. He demanded that the Burger King employee keep the door open, deputies said.
Dickens responded differently.
He slammed the rear door of the building at 2549 North Bend Road and called 911 before the robber could make his way into the restaurant. No one was injured in the attempted robbery.
The masked man was seen pulling out of the parking lot in a purple car. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's department at (859) 334-2175 or Crime Stoppers at (513) 852-3040.
Election 2004 page
Gay issue foes' names not listed
Butler Co. race 3-way hot
2 districts hope to hike income tax
Judge blocks GOP's voter challenges
Evendale seeks charter change
Fairfield teachers take freeze
Filmmaker Moore brings anti-GOP show to town
Northwest levy fight bitter
Region invests millions in race
Draft is 'sleeper issue'
Poll workers preparing for additional scrutiny
Go to polls, soldier pleads
Voters to decide fire chief's status
Kings tries Q&A to sway voters
Gloves off in last debate for Congress
Fletcher's way to restore voting rights criticized
Some stations to pull gay-amendment spot
Six council members defend Groob
Senate candidates appeal to the faithful
Panel urges giving leftover flu vaccine to health workers
Mom wants to adopt daughter she lost
Fire burns home; owner found dead
IN THE TRISTATE
County kicks in $900,000 toward Anderson connector
Fumes at Country Day sicken 11 first-graders
Lakota won't fight district
Local news briefs
Police talks under way
Public safety briefs
New community planning chief introduced
Two Mason feature writers are national semifinalists
Err on the side of openness, Ohio attorney general says
Two surgeons to train others to implant disc
Township seeks uniform zoning
Tax plan is a fraud, government says
Bronson: Guilty as sin? Rapist insists on DNA test
Good Things Happening
John H. Payne, 89, 'surgeon's surgeon'
Yahoo! Louisville a stop on Dew tour
Bridge work hurts shops
Kentucky news briefs
Rosemary Clooney's home to be museum
Gillespie to be honored with musical tribute
N. Ky. news briefs
Worker slams door on would-be robber
Exotic club fees delayed
Airport to join inquiry into worker's maiming
Swimmers in sync
Butlers give $1M to United Way