ROHNERT PARK, Calif. (TheBlaze/AP) — Authorities in Northern California say a man tried to rob a car wash with an empty potato chip bag and an alleged handgun.
Rohnert Park's Department of Public Safety says in a statement that the man entered KaCees World of Water car wash Friday night and dropped an empty potato chip bag on the counter.
He told the cashier to fill it with money, warning that he had a gun.
The man gestured that the weapon was in the empty bag, but the cashier saw it held only a piece of cardboard and called a co-worker for help.
Police say when the other employee approached, the suspect fled on foot.
According to KGO-TV, police described the suspect as a black man, in his 30s or 40s, approximately 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall with a stocky build.
He was wearing a black baseball hat, a black sweatshirt over a white T-shirt and dark pants, authorities told KGO.
Responding officers searched the area for the suspect, but he was not located.
As of Sunday, the suspect was not yet located.