SANTEE, CA—A man robbing the Chick-Fil-A restaurant on Mission Gorge Road Friday afternoon admitted afterward he was "pretty impressed" by the level of customer service he experienced while cleaning out the registers of cash.
The man barged into the restaurant with a handgun and fired a warning shot into the air, causing terrified customers to dive for cover. Strangely, however, Chick-Fil-A workers simply asked if they could help him and cleaned up the mess he'd made. "It's no trouble sir---it's our pleasure," they insisted to the baffled criminal.
"Uh---give---give me all your cash!" the flustered robber said to the cashier, waving his handgun around wildly.
"My pleasure," said the employee happily as she handed over a bag of cash. "Can I get you anything else today?"
The man thanked her for her offer and asked if he could have some a classic chicken sandwich and some Chick-Fil-A sauce. "My pleasure," the cashier replied. "We'll bring it out to your table when it's ready, sir. Have a great day!"
The bewildered robber shrugged, sat down, and enjoyed his meal as employees tended to his every need, refilling his drink several times and offering to take his tray when he was done with it. He also joined a nearby Bible study as several friendly Christians asked if he wanted to eat with them.
At publishing time, the man had repented of his sin, trusted in Christ as his savior, and turned himself in at a local San Diego County Sheriff's office.