Sioux Falls Dairy Queen employee beats up burglary suspect
Sioux Falls police say the suspect in an attempted burglary on a Dairy Queen employee could have planned the act.
The incident happened at about 10:30 am at the Dairy Queen in the 5400-block of West 26th Street. Detective Jon Carda said a woman employee was making a bank run, and as she left through the back door she was approached by someone wearing a mask.
The suspect demanded the money bags the woman was carrying. However, the employee started hitting the suspect with the bags of money. The suspect ran off and the woman ran inside to call 911.
The suspect is described as a male, 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. He was wearing a black mask with some kind of purple color on it. Detective Carda said the teller believed the suspect could have been wearing a Halloween costume but the victim was not completely certain.
Carda said a conclusion could be drawn that the suspect had knowledge that someone was going to leave through the backdoor, because it seemed like the suspect was waiting for the woman to leave through the door.
Carda said Dairy Queen incurred no loss during the burglary attempt.