Wanted: A Couple of Fast Talkers

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email
Lincoln, NE police say these two men walked into a Runza & tricked the cashier into giving them more change than they deserved.  January 2012

Lincoln, NE police say these two men walked into a Runza & tricked the cashier into giving them more change than they deserved. January 2012

Lincoln police need help identifying to men who allegedly tricked a cashier at a fast food restaurant into giving them too much money. It all started when the men walked into the Runza Restaurant at 49th and O Street.

A man, described as wearing a “goofy hoodie” over his head ordered small fries and paid his tab with a $50 bill. Police say all along, his friend distracted the cashier by hitting her up with a chat. After receiving his change, the goofy-hoodie-wearing fellow decided he wanted a cookie too with his fries.

After some fast talking and more distractions from the other man, the cashier ended up giving the customer his $50 bill back plus another $50, not to mention his cookie and fries.

Police say the confusion began when the man insisted on the cashier starting the transaction over claiming he meant to originally pay with a $20 bill rather than a $50 bill.

The incident was reported about 7:15pm January 19.

If you can help identify the fast talkers, let Lincoln police know who they are by providing a tip HERE.

A better look at the surveillance photos can be found by clicking the attached pdf file.

The main suspect is described as being in his mid 30’s, 6’0”, 180 lbs with blonde short hair. He has a tattoo on the left side of his neck that reads either “RR” or “RK”.

The other man is described as being 18 or 19 years old, 5’6” 180 pounds, blonde shaved head, and possibly hazel eyes.


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