BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) - The manager of a Baytown fast-food
restaurant was duped by a prank caller into pulling a lever triggering fire suppression equipment that soaked the eatery with foam.
The caller told an Arby's general manager Sunday that he was from the Fire Department, and the lever had to be pulled for a test to be performed. Nothing happened the first time it was pulled, so the manager was instructed to pull the lever again, which prompted spray from the ceilings, The Baytown Sun reported.
The caller then told the manager to break the windows and evacuate the building. Workers evacuated, but did not break the windows.
The restaurant was shut down for cleanup. Police said several area businesses have received similar calls, and they are seeking the public's help.