An Applebee's waitress who asked a patron for identification was stunned when the customer handed the server her own stolen driver's license.
Brianna Priddy, an Applebee's employee in Lakewood, Colorado, lost her wallet on a night out several weeks earlier.
Since then, someone had been using her identity to write hundreds of dollars in bad checks.
The chances of the thief walking into the very restaurant her victim worked at and using the victim's own license as ID were one in a million, but Priddy didn't panic.
Instead, she calmly thanked the customer, handed back the license, and went to call police.
"I put on my server smile and tried to take care of them, but I was shaking like crazy," Priddy told Denver's 9NEWS.
When police arrived at the restaurant on February 25, the woman, whose name has not been released, was arrested on suspicion of theft, identity theft, and criminal impersonation.
"Dumb criminal," Lakewood police spokesman Steve Davis told the station. "That's the first thing that comes to mind."
"We found some narcotics in this woman's possession, so she's in quite a bit of hot water."
Not only does the suspect bear little resemblance to Priddy, she is also 26 - more than old enough to use her own identification to purchase drinks.
"You don't hand somebody their own ID as a fake," Priddy said about the dim-witted thief, who presumably regrets not dining at TGI Fridays.