SPRINGFIELD, Fla. (WMBB) — One local Pizza Hut employee is behind bars after authorities believe he stole money from the establishment, after claiming there was an armed robbery.
At around 1:00 pm Saturday afternoon, officers from the Springfield Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Pizza Hut located at 4129 Cherry Street.
The Pizza Hut manager, Blake Robert Nelson, claimed a male entered the Pizza Hut showing a firearm and demanded money. Nelson told officers that the alleged suspect left the scene in a blue Cadillac and drove west on Cherry Street.
Through further investigation and video surveillance, officers discovered there was never a blue Cadillac at the scene.
They found the stolen money was located in Nelson’s vehicle. Nelson was arrested and transported to the Bay County Jail where he awaits first appearance.
He was charged with Employee Theft, Making a False Report of a Crime and Making a False 911 Call.