Thursday, October 28, 2004

Worker slams door on would-be robber

The Enquirer

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.

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