Man Walks Into Denny's And Cooks Himself Dinner

Claire Gordon
James Summer Denny's cooked meal
James Summer Denny's cooked meal

There's no such thing as a free lunch, or dinner. James Summers learned that lesson on Tuesday afternoon, police say, when he strolled into a Madison, Wis., Denny's with a briefcase, claimed that he was the new general manager, cooked up his own cheeseburger and fries, and grabbed a soda

Even when police arrived, he stood his ground, and insisted there must have been a paperwork mixup,
reports Channel3000, a south-central Wisconsin news site.

Here's what police say was the sequence of events: The gray-haired 52-year-old (pictured at left) entered the restaurant around 4.30 p.m. in a maroon tie and long black trenchcoat. He went to the office door of the current general manager, insisted that he was a three-decade veteran of the fast food chain, and had been sent from the corporate offices to immediately start his job as general manager.