A Florida man faked a robbery at his restaurant so that he could get out of having to work his shift.
Mondays, right? They’re the worst. Tuesdays can also take a load off, and Wednesdays? Man, let’s not even get started on Wednesdays.
We know at least one person in Florida totally agrees with the sentiment that Wednesdays can take a long walk off a short pier. He hated his Wednesday shift so much that he decided to fake a robbery just so he could get out of work that day.
Brian Anderson, 32, has been charged with Misuse of 911 and Knowingly Giving False Information to Law Enforcement after he dialed emergency response with a made up story about how he was robbed at the Hardee’s where he works. Or, “worked” is probably the better word to use at this point.
As told on the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, Andersson arrived at Hardee’s Wednesday morning and just couldn’t even. So rather than grind out another day at the rat race, he dialed 911 and told them he’d been robbed.
Specifically, Brian said that two armed robbers showed up in a black Ford Crown Vic, stole his necklace, phone, and cash, and then jumped in the car and drove away.
Polk County deputies arrived within a few minutes with a K9 unit and even a helicopter to see if they could track the thieves down. However, deputies noticed things weren’t quite adding up with Brian’s story: there weren’t any tire marks, there was no sign of struggle, and Brian actually still had his phone on him.
Andersson soon confessed that there was no robbery and he made the whole thing up.
"On the bright side, Brian didn’t have to go to his 11:00 a.m. shift at the restaurant," writes the Sheriff’s Office.
And he probably won’t have to do any more shifts ever again.