PD: Man turns "hostile" when credit cards are rejected at Tempe Jack in the Box

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Posted at 11:33 AM, Apr 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-09 15:16:31-04

TEMPE, AZ — Rejected credit cards at a Tempe Jack in the Box allegedly prompted a "hostile" man to do $5,000 in damage.

Tempe police report that about 1:20 am on April 3 they were called to the Jack in the Box restaurant near Mill Avenue and University Drive.

The clerk reportedly told police that a man, later identified as Lorenzo Enresto Sanchez, age 22, was trying to pay for his order at the walkup window.

His two credit cards were declined, and he was asked to leave.

Police say Sanchez did leave but soon returned, punching the walk-up window. Another customer, who described Sanchez as "hostile," was scared and tried to go on his scooter until Sanchez allegedly pushed him into a wall.

The customer ran away, leaving his scooter behind. Sanchez then reportedly picked up the scooter and slammed it to the ground.

Sanchez then allegedly forced his way into the restaurant, destroying a register. The employee armed himself with a knife and demanded Sanchez leave.

Sanchez left but was continuing to harass customers in the parking lot, when police arrived.

Court documents show that the damage Sanchez did was estimated to be about $5,000.

He has been charged with assault and criminal damage.