What Would YouTube Say?
(I'll Wait For the Movie Jones)
From the Truth-Is-Stranger-Than-Fiction Dept.
People say working the late shift is slow and boring... And for Dustin Hoffmann (No, not that one - this one has 2 n's), who works at the Dunkin Donuts in Elmwood Park, New Jersey, it usually is... Except for this last Monday...
A guy came in and ordered a blueberry cake doughnut - normal enough... He also paid with cash... But when Dustin went to give him his change, the guy started grabbing money out of the cash drawer! Dunkin's was being robbed!
Did Dustin fear for his life? No... Did he worry about the money being stolen? Not exactly... What did he fear? YouTube!
"What was going through my mind at this point was that the security tape is either going to show me run away and hide in the office or whack this guy in the head. So I just grabbed the cup and clocked the guy pretty hard", Dunkin said... And it mostly worked: the guy only got away with $290 but left his hat behind with enough DNA to convict him when he's caught...
And the security tape? Police are still converting the tape to a digital format, but once it's available, Dustin says he'll upload it to YouTube himself... "There are only a few videos like that on YouTube now, so mine's going to be the best," Hoffmann said.... "Thatíll teach this guy!"