Man with pink elephant backpack robs inn, Wauwatosa police say

Aug. 19, 2013

After saying he had a gun and kicking down a door to get to the cash register of Forty Winks Inn, 11017 W. Bluemound Road, a man told a woman to fill a backpack full of cash at 10:28 p.m. Aug. 14.

The bag was a pink, fuzzy children's backpack shaped like an elephant.

According to the Wauwatosa police report:

The man walked up to the office and told the woman to put the money in the elephant. She said she was getting nervous so she stepped back from the office and closed and locked the door.

The man charged into the door, kicking it down. She fell over trying to get away from the man, who said he had a gun in his waistband.

While the woman believes the gun may have just been a cellphone, she was worried enough to unlock the cash till.

The man took all the money and left.

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