Con man makes off with $65 from Denny's
League City police plan to review surveillance video of a Denny's customer who didn't repay $65 given to him from a cash register he could get his car unlocked by a wrecker driver.
The incident occurred Wednesday between 1:20 a.m. and 1:25 a.m. at the Denny's at 2940 Gulf Freeway South.
League City Police Sgt. John Jordan said the man walked into the restaurant and told the manager that he and his wife were stuck out in the cold because he had locked his keys in his vehicle at a nearby H-E-B grocery store. He told the manager that he called a wreck driver to unlock the vehicle, but that the driver wouldn't unlock it prior to being paid.
The manager told the man several times that he could not help him, but eventually felt bad and gave him $65 from the restaurant's cash register, Jordan said. Before accepting the money, the man wrote a note with his name and date of birth promising to repay the money in 20 minutes.
The man is supposedly 40 years of age and after he didn't return, the manager called police, Jordan said. The restaurant has surveillance video of the man entering and a DVD of it will be provided to police.
The man is described as a white male who is 5-foot-10 with light brown and gray hair. Anyone with information about him or the incident is asked to call 281-338-4182 or 281-338-8210.
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