Man receives suspended sentence for McDonald's drive-thru robbery
The Webster Groves Police Department is investigating a robbery at a McDonald’s near Webster University. By Stephanie Baumer
ST. PETERS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- A man from St. Charles County was charged with a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to an October robbery attempt at a McDonald's drive-thru.
According to police, Darrel Dean Pilsing, 47, allegedly put on a wig with black braids before pulling into a McDonald's drive-thru and telling the employee to give him all of the money in the cash register drawer.
The worker initially thought Pilsing was joking, but shut the drive-thru window when she saw him reach for something on the passenger seat. The worker ran and told her coworkers to lock the doors.
Pilsing then fled the area and admitted to the crime when he was later found by police.
Originally charged with attempted robbery, Pilsing plead guilty in a deal with prosecutors to an attempt to physically take property appropriated from a victim.
Circuit Judge Ted House gave Pilsing a suspended three-year sentence, which will include attendance in a drug treatment program and random drug testing.