Some Denny's patrons in Pompano Beach got more than the chicken-fried steak they ordered when a man burst into the restaurant with a shotgun Monday night.
The robber had to go to Plan B when he couldn't get the cash register open: Point the gun at diners and demand their wallets. The gunman got an 81-year-old man to hand over his billfold before the the robber darted out of the restaurant.
As Kat McGrory explained Tuesday on MiamiHerald.com, the guy couldn't figure out how to open a cash register, but he managed to elude police. The Broward Sheriff's Office dispatched search dogs, a helicopter and ground units to hunt for the robber, but deputies called off the search after an hour and a half.
Investigators still hope to find the gunman. Maybe they should start at sports bars: The robber was last seen wearing a Dolphins hat and jacket.