West Haven, CT – A Dunkin’ Donuts robbery was foiled by a quick thinking employee, a cup of coffee, and a snarky catchphrase.
MSN reports that a Dunkin’ Donuts employee by the name of Angelica foiled a robbery at the Connecticut store that employs her over the weekend, topping the scene off with a real “zinger of a catchphrase to boot.”
The attempted robbery occurred at around 11:06pm on Saturday, when a man pulled up to the drive-thru window asking for change for a $100 bill, according to Sgt. David Tammaro of the West Haven Police Department.
The clerk refused to make change for the man, who then announced that this was a robbery, and attempted to climb through the store window, reports NBC Connecticut.
“He rushed himself, tried to get out of his car. That’s when I realized he was serious. I tried to close the window. He put his arm in it. He knew not to touch, because he knew there would be fingerprints,” said Angelica, the Dunkin’ Donuts clerk working the drive-thru window.
As the robber tried to climb through the drive-thru window, Angelica reached for her nearest cup of coffee and doused him with the piping hot joe.
“I did see his coffee that I made him, so I looked at (it) quick, threw him the first one. Looked at the pots of coffee and threw the pot of coffee at him. That’s when he started running into his truck and then he left, and I said, ‘Go run on Dunkin.'”
Angelica’s catch phrase, of course, is a derivation of the Dunkin’ Donuts tagline “America runs on Dunkin’.” I probably would have gone with “You’ve been served!” or something, but I appreciate the brand loyalty.
In any case, the would-be Dunkin’ Donuts robber fled to his newer model white Ford Explorer and left the scene empty-handed.