Police arrest fake Denny's manager

MADISON, Wis., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Police in Madison, Wis., said they arrested a man who claimed to have been sent by Denny's corporate offices and made himself a meal in the kitchen.

Police said James Summers, 52, of Madison entered the restaurant around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and told workers he had been sent by the corporate office and was immediately taking over the position of general manager, WISC-TV, Madison, reported Thursday.


Workers said Summers began making himself a cheeseburger and fries in the restaurant's kitchen while the current manager phoned her supervisors.

The manager called 911 when she confirmed Summers had not been sent by the company and he was arrested while walking near the Denny's.

Summers told police the incident must have been the result of a paperwork mix-up, but officers said they confirmed he had not been sent by Denny's officials.

Police said Summers was also carrying a stun gun and did not have a permit. He was arrested on charges of fraud, possession of an electric weapon, disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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