According to the Lexington Herald Leader, the suspect waltzed into Chuck E. Cheese and asked for a job application. He returned two hours later for an interview with the manager.
The job interview took an unexpected turn, however, when the man demanded cash. Reportedly, the suspect said he was armed, but did not brandish a weapon. The manager responded that he didn’t have keys to the safe and convinced the robber to leave empty-handed.
Later that night, a robbery took place at a Dollar General store, in which police believe might have been perpetrated by the same man. The dollar store employees obliged his request for money and he walked out with loads of cash.
Officials are still searching for the robber, who seems to have gotten away scot-free.
Twitter had a good laugh over the ridiculousness of the thief, who undoubtedly did not get the job at Chuck E. Cheese.
The Douche of the Day Award goes to:— Stacia Orley (@StaciaOrley) July 2, 2016
The man who Man tried to rob Lexington Chuck E. Cheese’s during job... https://t.co/lfNPictKuH
Before I go write, best headline of the day? "Man tries to rob Lexington Chuck E. Cheese’s during job interview" https://t.co/3Mj89ITe6b— Gwenda Bond (@Gwenda) June 30, 2016
Terrible first impression! A great way to score a "job" watching paint peel behind bars. https://t.co/c0wCPIQEG3— Eric Kalet (@erickalet) June 30, 2016
Someone robbed the Chuck E Cheese in Lexington yesterday. At 4:30 in the afternoon. Really people— keelie (@keeliedyson) June 30, 2016
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