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Whopper of a Crime: PA Woman Asks Couple to Rob Her Burger King

If you needed yet another cautionary tale against soliciting strangers to rob your fast food drive-thru, look no further than the sad story of Alayna Weishner-Rush of Canton Township, Pennsylvania. Weishner-Rush is accused of recruiting a man and woman to rob the Burger King at which she worked, while she was on duty.

The lesson, as always, is you can't trust anyone in this cold, cold world, least of all two perfect strangers, with your plans for the perfect heist.

A Swiss Watch, If We Understand It Correctly

According to the Observer-Reporter, this foolproof stratagem called for the couple to rob the Burger King drive-thru around 10 PM on a night that Weishner-Rush was working. The criminal mastermind gave her accomplices specific details about how to rob the fast food establishment, instructions to wear masks, and a directive to order food from the drive-thru before proceeding to her window.

How this flawlessly conceived conspiracy failed to come off, we have no idea. Wait, no we do -- instead of attempting to burgle the King, the alleged accomplices went to the cops. Weishner-Rush was arrested the next day, her bail set at $10,000, and she awaits a February 15th hearing before District Judge Robert Redlinger.

A Change Gonna Come

Police claim they learned of the robbery plot when the man and woman contacted them on January 14. While it is unclear exactly when the two were approached with the setup, Weishner-Rush was also active on the 14th, at least on social media:

It's time for a change

Posted by Alayna Weishner-Rush on Thursday, January 14, 2016

We all reach a place in our lives when we need to make a change. And finding a way to make that change that doesn't involve conspiring to steal from your employer can be difficult. But your plans for self-advancement are sacred, and not meant to be shared with someone you just met at the drive-thru.

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