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SAPD: Dairy Queen employee robs eatery

Employee had called in sick

An employee at a North Side Dairy Queen is accused of robbing the restaurant Thursday night.
An employee at a North Side Dairy Queen is accused of robbing the restaurant Thursday night.

SAN ANTONIO – A Dairy Queen employee who called in sick robbed the restaurant and was later apprehended when his car overheated, San Antonio police said.

The employee walked into the eatery at West Avenue and Blanco Road at 10:30 p.m. Thursday and pulled out a knife and ordered employees out the back of the restaurant, police said.

The man told the manager to go into the freezer and he cleared out the cash register, police said. The man then ran to a nearby gas station and got into a car.

One of the employees recognized the robber's voice and the car that he took off in, police said.

Officers were searching for the car when they spotted it at a gas station about 1.5 miles from the Dairy Queen.

The driver was putting water into the car because it had overheated, police said.

Officers searched the car and found a knife and the stolen cash inside. The employee was arrested.

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