An Ohio thief allegedly showed this note to a Papa John’s employee: ‘Sorry, I’m robbing you’

The latest crime news across the world of 48,000 restaurants*.

Crime scene tapeIn Berea, Ohio, a 45-year-old man is facing aggravated robbery charges this week after he allegedly robbed a Papa John’s by walking into the restaurant and giving an employee a note that said, “Sorry, I’m robbing you.”

The worker asked the man — Sean P. Roth — if he was joking, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Roth said he had a gun in his pocket, although he never actually showed it. The employee gave Roth between $65 and $75 from the cash drawer, and then Roth fled. Police arrested him later.

In Houston, the owner of a Papa John’s restaurant says he’s been robbed at gunpoint for a second time in less than five months; the latest incident, at about 11 p.m. Sunday, was caught on surveillance video.

It shows a man, his face covered, running into the store, then slipping on a freshly mopped floor. He then enters the office and turns his gun on an employee counting money. The man then orders the employee to help gather up the cash. A story about the incident by Click 2 Houston doesn’t say how much he may have taken.

* Yum has 43,000 KFCs, Pizza Huts and Taco Bells in nearly 140 countries; Papa John’s has 4,900 in 37 countries, and Texas Roadhouse has 485 restaurants across the U.S. and five other countries. With that many locations, crimes inevitably will occur — with potentially serious legal consequences for the companies.

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