Gunwise clerk foils Salt Lake City McDonald’s robbery
Published: December 17, 2012 01:02PM
Updated: December 17, 2012 02:31PM

Salt Lake City police say a fast food restaurant employee with an eye for firearms foiled an attempted holdup.

A man entered the McDonald’s at 1533 S. State St. about 8 p.m. Sunday and brandished what appeared to be a black semi-automatic handgun. However, the clerk saw it was really a plastic toy, and he told the suspect the jig was up.

The suspect, described as a white male adult in his early 20s, about 5-foot-7, of medium build and wearing a dark coat and hat with ear flaps, then fled the scene on foot.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call police at 801-799-3000.

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