"Man Bites Dog" is the classic, guaranteed news story. "Fake Taco Bell Robbery" should join it in the halls of journalism school as a tale that rises from the churn of dozens of weekly Taco Bell robberies and becomes something rather bizarre.
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in something called Connecticut. How backwards is this town? They still print the home addresses of arrested folks, something newspapers stopped doing in the 1960s...:
Police on Friday charged the manager of the High Street Taco Bell in connection with what they called a "staged robbery" at the restaurant late Thursday evening.
Police said they were summoned to the restaurant on a report that a man whom police were initially given a detailed description of had attempted to rob the store, then fled. After police spent an hour investigating, they determined the crime was staged, Lt. Bruce Whiteley said in a news release.
Police charged store manager Theresa L. Miller, 25...with breach of peace and interfering with an officer. She was released on $1,500 bond for a Nov. 29 appearance in Bantam Superior Court.