A Pennsylvania Chick-fil-A underwent an unsuccessful staged robbery last Friday after the store’s manager and his employee attempted to snatch $3,000 from their own store.

Police rushed to the Montgomery County Chick-fil-A at 1:30am after receiving a call that a group of thieves beat up manager Joseph Scott Kallatch and forced him to open the safe and steal cash. After police arrived on the scene, Kallatch was questioned further until he caved and admitted the robbery was staged with his partner and employee Michael Frederick Berstecher.

The culprits were taken into custody August 7 by police and charged with two counts of third-degree felony theft. The manager was also charged with a third-degree misdemeanor for calling in a false robbery.

The robbery is the second fake claim to occur at a fast-food restaurant in less than a week, after a joint Taco Bell-KFC restaurant manager staged a break-in of her restaurant with the help of her nephew.

[via The Reporter]