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Glad some armed citizen didn't take this guy out.
Sonic Customers Bewildered by Fake Gunman - Slashfood
Sonic Customers Bewildered by Fake Gunman
Posted Nov 12th 2009 3:00PM by Hanna Raskin
A fast food restaurant manager went to the extreme in training his staffers on how to handle a hold-up situation: his method scared paying customers and earned a serious reprimand from local police.
A manager of a Sonic in St. Joseph, Mo., recently staged a lunchtime mugging, recruiting someone to enter the restaurant with a real-looking toy gun and hold it to an employee's head. Problem was, employees weren't the only ones taken by surprise: When authorities received frantic reports from panicked customers of a potential hostage situation, they sped to the restaurant to resolve it.
"The officers quickly determined this was a training exercise," St. Joseph Police Department commander Jim Connors recounts. "We forcefully got the message across that's not expected behavior."
Sonic did not return calls and e-mails seeking comment, so it's unclear whether the manager was following a corporate directive. Connors reports the St. Joe police also contacted Sonic in the wake of the incident, but have not yet received a response.
No arrests were made in conjunction with the pseudo-crime.
Fast food restaurants are frequently targeted by robbers: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, dozens of fast food workers are killed every year, usually in the course of late-night armed robberies. Asked whether St. Joe's fast food restaurants have been plagued by violent crime, Connors said "No."
"If you're going to do this," he added, "At least do it when customers aren't there."
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That is the stupidest thing I have heard in a long time. That man should be fired and see the inside of a jail cell! If that stupid "actor" was shot by someone like myself...I shudder to think.
And of course I would shoot, providing that the backdrop was clear and I determined that this guy was for real (a very fast determination)...I hate to think of the consequenses. This is one of those situations where if the "actor" had been shot...chlorine in the gene pool of life...thats what that is...chlorine!
Sorry, the stupidity of some people is astounding!
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There is a right way to train and a wrong way.
That was definitely the wrong way.
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Someone could have easily been shot, and it wouldn't have been an accident...S T U P I D....
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dumb,dumb,dumb. A good way to get someone killed. I'll bet the Sonic Manager is unemployed by now.
I am at a loss for words right now.
It's back to fry cooker for him.
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Sounds like a management type, to me...
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I wonder how many customers got ran off after that demonstration.
Not management material. A burger flipper at most.
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Wow, imagine the outcome if an off duty or plain clothed officer had been there... The actor would probably still be cleaning his drawers.
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That's one special kind of stupid.
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What a moron! He could have gotten someone killed.
The exercise within itself isn't a bad idea, but what he should have done is to have the employees get together offsite somewhere in private, emulate the Sonic layout, and have one of them clearly play as a robber.
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