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A West Virginia Man Needed $40 To Get Home. So He Threatened To Do 'Crazy Things' To A McDonald’s Manager: Sheriff

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Feb. 28 2023, Published 5:25 p.m. ET

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A man who needed $40 to get home was arrested in West Virginia when he threatened to do “crazy things” to get the money from a McDonald’s worker, authorities said.

On Feb. 25, deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call from a McDonald’s in Fairmont about the man who was asking for money and refusing to leave the fast-food restaurant, WVNS-TV reported.

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At the scene, officers spoke with the man, identified as Charles Workman, 40, and the manager of the restaurant.

The manager claimed Workman told him he needed $40 to get back to Beckley, but the manager refused to hand over the money.

According to WVNS-TV, Workman allegedly told the manager that “he had done crazy things to get money from businesses before and did not want to do anything crazy today.”

When Workman refused to leave the restaurant, the manager called police, and Workman then told the manager that “if he had to, he would use his knife and get the money from him forcefully.”

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Deputies said the manager feared Workman would harm him in order to get the cash he was demanding.

Workman was arrested and charged with attempted robbery. He was booked into the North Central Regional Jail.


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