- Associated Press - Thursday, February 4, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Police in Phoenix say a hoax resulted in extensive damage to a fast-food restaurant.

Authorities say someone called the restaurant Saturday night and pretended to be from the Fire Department. The caller had the manager activate the restaurant’s fire suppression system and warned of a gas leak. The caller said the windows needed to be broken to prevent an explosion and everyone needed to evacuate.

Employees used landscaping rocks to break all the windows and waited for firefighters to respond.

Police have not identified any suspects.

The incident is similar to one that happened Tuesday in Tucson where employees at a restaurant also broke windows in response to a hoax call. But police there’s no connection.

Tucson police say the call was illegal because it resulted in criminal damage.

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