SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – One person was shot in the leg and a man has been arrested following a robbery at a Sacramento Denny’s
The incident happened Wednesday morning at the Denny’s at 5120 Interstate Avenue, which is just off Interstate 80 near Madison Avenue. Dispatchers said they received 912 calls that a robbery was in progress.
“There were a lot of folks inside this store they indicated a robbery had occurred and a gunshot had been fired,” said Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Shaun Hampton.
The suspect walked into the restaurant with the intent of robbing it, according to Hampton. Approximately 40 people were inside and watched the suspect point a gun at the cashier, demanding cash. That’s when a customer jumped in and got into a struggle over a gun and the person was shot in the leg.
The customer was not seriously injured.
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Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputies said the suspect was a man in his 50s, Jonathan Franklin, who had just been released from prison. After leaving the restaurant he went to a nearby hotel where he carjacked a vehicle but did not get far.
An alert canine officer working the area reponded to the call and saw the suspect. This resulted in a collision between the suspect vehicle and the deputy’s vehicle.
The man was taken into custody. The deputy and the suspect, who was just released on parole for murder weren’t hurt.
The entire incident was caught on video, and police are thanking the customer who took a big risk.
Police have connected the suspect to another robbery from two days ago in Sacramento County. Hampton said he is facing multiple felony charges.