- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia police are searching for a man who duped a fast-food restaurant out of nearly $500 by pretending to be a firefighter there to replace some fire extinguishers.

WTXF-TV (https://bit.ly/1tvjyzQ ) reports the scam was caught on a surveillance camera at the Popeyes restaurant on West Lehigh Avenue.

Police are still looking for the man who entered the restaurant on Friday night.

They say the man even examined the fire extinguishers in the store and left a couple of receipts for his “services.”

Police say the man went to his car to get some new equipment, but drove away instead of returning to replace the old extinguishers.


Information from: WTXF-TV, https://www.foxphiladelphia.com

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