Police in Fayetteville, Arkansas, say a fast-food worker's efforts to stage a robbery at a KFC restaurant included taking a punch in the face from her son, the Northwest Arkansas Times reports.
KFC employee Tina Marie Brown told police that someone had robbed her while she was changing a flat tire on her truck just before midnight. She said the person punched her in the face, took her purse, and stole a deposit bag with $ 1,137 in cash that belonged to KFC, according to police.
The newspaper reports that Police became suspicious after finding some inconsistencies between the information they gathered while investigating and the details provided by Brown and her son, Brandon Lee Deere, who showed up at the restaurant after police arrived.
The inconsistencies led police to search Deere's car, where, police say, they found Brown's purse and $ 1, 137.
Police arrested Brown and Deere, both of whom soon admitted that there was no actual robbery, according to police. Brown said she tried to stage a robbery and convinced her son to help by punching her in the face and taking the deposit bag, police say.
Both Brown and Deere face a charge of filing a false police report and theft of property, the newspaper reports.
Source: Northwest Arkansas Times