Police arrested Lente and commended the man for thwarting the robbery and also for having the awareness to consider the perception of the responding officers.
A Utah man who just wanted to order food at an Arby’s restaurant ended up thwarting a robbery attempt by a knife-wielding woman with a criminal history.
It happened at around noon on Sunday when, according to the Deseret News, the customer was placing his order in the drive-thru of the Vernal roast beef sandwich franchise.
When the man realized that the cashier was not responding to him he pulled out of the drive-thru, parked his truck, and went inside the store to order his food there.
In the store, one of the cashiers mouthed to him the words “We’re being robbed.”
Stephanie Lee Lente, 37, was threatening cashiers with a knife and demanding money.