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Dunedin man uses broken beer bottle to rob McDonald's

DUNEDIN - Authorities arrested a man they say robbed a McDonald's late Friday night after threatening the drive-thru attendant with a broken beer bottle.

Jack St. Clair Burris, 33, pulled up to the drive thru at 10:30 p.m. in a white Ford Explorer and asked for change for a $1 bill, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

When the worker opened the register, Burris, of 431 Roanoke St., reached through the window and threatened the attendant with a broken beer bottle.

The worker backed away, officials said, and Burris grabbed the cash drawer and fled.

Deputies arrested him shortly before 7 a.m. Saturday near Belcher Road and Solon Avenue.

At first, officials said, Burris threatened to hurt himself with a piece of the broken bottle. Deputies were able to calm him down and take him into custody on charges of robbery with a weapon and aggravated assault.

Burris remained in the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $55,000 bail Saturday night.

Dunedin man uses broken beer bottle to rob McDonald's 03/13/10 [Last modified: Saturday, March 13, 2010 7:28pm]
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