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Chili Cheese Fries Used as Weapon in Attempted Robbery at Glendale Fast Food Joint

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Luckily, the perp was caught.

Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

A Glendale woman is in custody today after forcing her way behind the counter at Troy’s Drive-In #6 on Glendale Avenue, demanding money and using her fingers as a pseudo-gun the whole way. What’s worse: she tried to assault someone with a plate of chili cheese fries.

The whole ordeal was chronicled by CBSLA who said the 40 year old woman, one Jennifer Santos, is now being kept in lock up in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Confusion reigned inside the restaurant on Sunday, when Santos walked in and attempted to rob the joint before punching at least one employee and shattering the glass front door. As for the chili cheese fries (a Troy’s staple), police said there’s uncertainty as to whose fries they were, though indications are that they didn’t actually land on anyone after being thrown around the place.

Ultimately Santos took off, but was nabbed nearby at a market, where she had apparently tried to steal some stuff. So, at least for now, the alleged fast food menace is behind bars.