McDonald’s robbery call a possible prank

No threat was found late Wednesday night after a fake robbery call was phoned into emergency services at a local fast food restaurant.

An Arkansas City McDonald’s manager contacted Friday said that a supposed customer called 911 and reported that there was a robbery while they were finishing up closing for the night.

Police entered the building, handcuffed employees, questioned them and released them back to work when no threat was found, the manager said.

The employees didn’t even know what was happening until afterwards, she said.

Efforts on Friday to obtain a comment from the Arkansas City Police Department about the incident were unsuccessful.

A possible robbery was reported at 11:12 p.m. Wednesday at Ark City McDonald’s, according to initial 911 communications, which also states that employees were reported huddled up inside at gunpoint.

Cowley County deputies arrived on scene for backup shortly after the call came out. Officers and deputies surrounded the building and entered through an open doorway. Two people were detained seconds after they entered the restaurant.

A minute later an officer advised that the building was clear. The building was secured and no issues were found, the recording states.

Officers were advised to check other businesses in case this was a prank call for someone to divert attention and rob another place.

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