Wisconsin Man Arrested for Posing as Denny’s General Manager, Making Own Meal

James Summers, dressed in maroon tie and long black trenchcoat and carrying a briefcase, walked into a Wisconsin Denny’s last week ready to start as a general manager. Just one problem, the 52-year-old was a fake.

The real Denny’s manager, Tracy Brant, was in a back office counting up the day’s receipts when Summers came in and claimed he was the new general manager and ready to start his duties, well, right then.

Brant thought something was up and told Summers that she knew of no new general manager. Summer then became confrontational, stating that he was beginning his new duties immediately.

While Brant went to call her superiors about Summers’ story, her cooks came to inform her that the “new GM” was cooking himself a cheeseburger and fries and drinking a soda.

After getting confirmation that Summers story was a fake, Brant confronted him and told him to pay $10 for his meal. After he refused, the real manager called 911.

When police arrived, they found that Summers was carrying a few things not usually found on a general manager. Along with a stun gun in a waist holster, in his briefcase was various drug paraphernalia.

"This is why you don't dine and dash, kiddies," Summers said while being led out of the restaurant by Madison police.

He was arrested on charges of fraud, possession of an electric weapon, disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia. The possession of a stun gun charge is a felony.

At least he got the chance to go to jail on a full stomach.

Posted by Brent Dirks on Feb 27, 2012

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