SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A man who fought with a server while attempting to rob a Denny's restaurant in Fairmount Village early Wednesday was arrested nearby a short time later, police said.
The man entered the 24-hour restaurant at 4365 University Ave. around 2:20 a.m. and simulated having a handgun as he demanded cash from the server, according to San Diego police officer David Stafford.
The server told the would-be robber he could not get the cash register open, prompting the man to push the server, Stafford said in a statement. The server pushed back and a fight ensued, he said, adding that the would-be robber eventually fled empty-handed.
Armed with a description of the suspect, a police officer found the man in the area of 44th Street and Polk Avenue and arrested him on suspicion of attempted robbery. His name was not immediately released.
No one was injured.