Burger King Worker Hid Robbers' Getaway Car: Cops
Forcing alleged robbers to flee on foot; they didn't make it far
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted May 28, 2013 9:02 AM CDT
In a Sept. 2, 2010 file photo, Burger King franchise logo is seen in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes., File)

(Newser) – As far as foiled crimes go, this one belongs in the Hall of Fame: After allegedly robbing a Stockton, Calif., Burger King on Thursday night, two men emerged to find their getaway car had vanished. CBS Sacramento reports that Gabriel Gonzalez, 19, and Jeremy Lovitt, 23, then attempted to flee the scene on foot, but were apprehended by police in a nearby field. So what happened to their car?

As the men allegedly forced two employees to hand over money from the cash register and safe, a third employee ran outside—where he found their running car and drove it around the block and out of sight, reports the Record. "I haven’t heard of any employee actually leaving a business, getting inside the suspect vehicle, and trying to hide it," says a Stockton officer.

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May 29, 2013 7:10 AM CDT
What I hope does not happen as is the case when an employee take initiative during a robery at other food chains is they punnish him by fireing him for leaving the store, or some lame work policy issue.
May 28, 2013 6:27 PM CDT
Car 54, Where are you ?
May 28, 2013 4:33 PM CDT
Good thing the robbers did not flee in the same direction as the car was hidden while the BK worker was sitting in it.