Fake Gun Breaks Apart as Suspect Attempts to Rob FiDi Taco Bell

A man failed in his attempt to rob a Taco Bell in San Francisco’s Financial District Tuesday night when a fake handgun he was brandishing broke apart, police said today.

Officers said the unidentified suspect, described as a man in his 30s, walked into a Taco Bell restaurant at 7 Drumm St. near the intersection of California Street around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday.

He pointed the handgun at a customer waiting in line and then told everyone in the Taco Bell to get on the ground, police said.

The suspect then leapt over the service counter and pointed the handgun at a 29-year-old Taco Bell employee, at which point the employee grabbed the handgun, causing it to break apart, proving it was a fake weapon, according to police.

The suspect then ran out of the restaurant and headed west on California Street. He has not been arrested as of this morning, police said.

Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News

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