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Man arrested after attempting to rob exactly three tacos from an Akron Taco Bell

Taco Bell Exchange Street
Posted at 12:13 PM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 12:13:41-05

AKRON, Ohio — A 36-year-old man was arrested in Akron on Friday night after he attempted to rob a Taco Bell of exactly three tacos, according to the Akron Police Department.

Around 9:20 p.m., officers responded to the Taco Bell on East Exchange Street for a parking complaint.

While police were on scene and waiting for vehicles to be moved, an employee walked out and told police that an attempted robbery had just occurred inside, police said.

The employee told police that a man had entered the restaurant, walked up to the front counter and demanded three tacos. The man told employees he had a gun and would shoot them as he reached into his coat, according to police.

Police said the man left without any tacos.

Officers searched the area and found the man outside of the back of the restaurant and detained him.

Police did not find a gun in their search, and the man was arrested and charged with robbery.