Pizza Hut Robbers Thwarted by Beeping Safe
Thieves looking for a quick cash grab deigned to accost the Pizza Hut at 3924 W. Davie Blvd. on July 9 around 8:40 p.m., perhaps thinking that's when the store would have accumulated the most money. It sounds like the employees were plenty scared: Thinking about pepperoni placement one minute to how it might feel getting shot in the head the next tends to have that effect.
According to the Fort Lauderdale cops, a pair of black males in their 20s came in brandishing handguns, their faces covered by towels -- which makes one wonder, wouldn't that be hot on a July evening? Why not thin, gauzy surgical masks or maybe something casual (yet sporty!) like a chiffon scarf?
The bad guys headed west, and police established a perimeter, but the pair were nowhere to be found, probably because they ducked into a nearby apartment to count their mozzarella-scented ducats.
An interesting aside: The news release from the FTL PD carried this caveat: "Pizza Hut has asked that you not pass by their business and interrupt them during their work hours."