Employee attempts safecracking

Ruston Police arrested a Waffle House employee after he allegedly attempted to break into the restaurant’s safe.

At about 4:45 p.m. Monday, officers responded to the Waffle House on Cooktown Road regarding an employee actively attempting to break into the safe. Police found Dustin Forney, 40, of Ruston, inside the restaurant in possession of a knife and a saw blade.

Security video showed Forney attempting to break into a safe containing cash with the tools found in his possession. 

A records check showed Ruston City Court held three warrants for Forney for failure to appear in court on charges of driving under suspension, no liability insurance, and switched license plate.

Forney was arrested for simple burglary and the three warrants and booked at the detention center. Bail for the warrants was set at $6,000. Bail on the burglary charge not available at press time.

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