A restaurant owner in Chicago is credited with some pretty quick thinking in helping police arrest two would be robbers at his place of business in West Rogers Park last weekend, according to an August 14 report from The Huffington Post.
Chicago police and prosecutors say Mario Garcia, 39, and Domingo Garcia-Hernandez, 28, went to the Clifton Grill in West Rogers Park late Sunday demanding food and telling the owner, "I will kill you, I have a gun with me.’’
After being confronted by the robbers, the owner kept his cool and politely informed the pair that he was super busy with customers and asked if they wouldn’t mind coming back in about an hour.
The two geniuses complied, to the waiting arms of Chicago police.
… when the men showed up a second time just after midnight, they demanded $100 in addition to food. The owner told the guys he needed to get his wife’s check book, which bought him enough time to call police.
Garcia and Garcia-Hernandez were each charged with one count of attempted aggravated robbery.
Additionally, Garcia-Hernandez was charged with possession of a replica firearm, which turned out to be a water pistol.
The two criminal masterminds will be back in court on August 19.
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