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Police: Wendy's Worker Robs Own Fairburn Road Workplace

Andrew Spriggs Jr., 47, was recognized when he lifted his mask and headed towards the car he normally drives to work, in the same place he usually parks.

Wearing a mask and black overcoat over his work uniform, a fellow employee still recognized his Wendy's coworker, Monday, who was trying to rob the Fairburn Road restaurant, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Andrew Spriggs Jr., 47, was recognized when he lifted his mask and headed towards the car he normally drives to work, in the same place he usually parks, investigators told Channel 2 Action News.

The alleged attempted robbery and aggravated assault occurred at 7:50 a.m.

Spriggs was charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault and is being held in the Douglas County Jail, according to arrest records.

After his capture, Spriggs turned over the $6,000; the mask and the gun he used, the AJC reported. According to the newspaper, Spriggs said he was behind on his rent and his wife is in a nursing home with multiple sclerosis.

viv October 03, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Smh!
Alicia October 04, 2012 at 12:53 AM
He was my manager in Lithia Springs for a few years. He was a hard working dedicated family man. For him to commit such a crime he had to be absolutely desperate! I also worked with his wife.I know what happened to her and how devastated he was. Boo-boo was still so young when she got sick.
Alicia October 04, 2012 at 12:57 AM
I worked with him for a few years.He was a hard working man that just wanted the best for his family.His wife and kids are his life.I've never seen someone so dedicated to his family besides my husband.He had to feel completely devastated to do this.
bookie October 04, 2012 at 04:54 AM
Well idk what to think knowing someone 26 years n u never know when tgey r just completely fed up I know it was wrong but my heart still goes out. I just pray for u n the kid Bookie
Lotrendo Spriggs October 04, 2012 at 12:46 PM
this is my brother-in-law I have know him for 25 years and he loved his family and he took care of his family and yes he is a hard working man the man was crying out for help and he didn't get it.My heart goes out to him, and I pray that the courts see that he has never been in trouble before when I heard this I didn't for one believe it and when I saw the video I just cried because this is something I know he just wouldn't do this man is a great man and I will keep him in my prayers andrew be strong and I pray for a good out come love you Trenda Spriggs
luz zaragoza October 04, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Luz Zaragoza: all my family supports Andrew, we know you are a good person,keep strong GOD is with you
Jessie October 05, 2012 at 02:53 PM
thank you!!!!!
Jessie October 05, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Thank you!!
Jessie October 05, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Thank You!
Jessie October 05, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Thank you!
Jessie October 05, 2012 at 02:57 PM
You right! He is not a criminal, just got caught up in his problems.
Jessie October 05, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Thank you for the lovely comments. My brother are a good person.
Rita October 06, 2012 at 04:08 PM
I just read this story, Your brother was cheating on his wife for years. I told him i needed money and then this happens. Wow , i never new he was married..
Philip B Wood October 06, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Are you related to Mitt Romney by any chance? Even if what you say here was true its only purpose is to make this man look like an evil person rather than the victim of circumstance that he appears to be to most of us. What would induce someone to do this? Obviously it would have to be one of two things, either a hatred for Mr, Spriggs or his family, or a sick twisted sense of humor that enjoys hurting other people. Perhaps a combination of both. At any rate this is not the proper place to air such things. If your so called info has any validity at all it should be disclosed to the proper authorities rather than plastered here and no one with any real understanding of human nature is going to believe that your comment is motivated by anything other than a cruel streak and probable dishonesty.
lady bug October 06, 2012 at 08:15 PM
You not the only one that he was seeing had a date with him this Saturday. Don't feel sorry for him too many options out here to do something that stupid maybe if he wasn't. tricking so much he could have paid his rent.
Philip B Wood October 06, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Lady Bug? Rita? How many alias' do you have? Lady? I think not, for that matter you may not even be female. Probably some bored pre-teen brat whose parents have grounded him/her for behavioral problems! You shouldn't have access to the internet until you attain some maturity if you ever do. You would have to be terribly twisted to think this is funny and unless a miracle happens you will undoubtedly end up in a cell yourself for a far worse offense than stealing.
Philip B Wood October 06, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Lady Bug? Rita? How many alias' do you have? Lady? I think not, for that matter you may not even be female. Probably some bored pre-teen brat whose parents have grounded him/her for behavioral problems! You shouldn't have access to the internet until you attain some maturity if you ever do. You would have to be terribly twisted to think this is funny and unless a miracle happens you will undoubtedly end up in a cell yourself for a far worse offense than stealing.
Angela October 06, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Who are you .
Lotrendo Spriggs October 06, 2012 at 09:55 PM
To whom ever is Rita and LadyBug this is is sister-in-law did u ever think to ask if he was married or not yes he has a family. and I agree with Philip If you don't have any thing good to say about my brother-in-law Do Not Freaking Say Any Thing At All.
Alicia October 06, 2012 at 11:25 PM
All I know is there were too many deposits in the safe.I know how Wendys is supposed to run like the back of my hand. The managers weren't taking the deposits like they were supposed to. They need to be fired for violation of cash policy. Were they involved somehow?? Makes you wonder.Did they ask him to do this for a small amount? He's not the kind of person to steal so something is wrong with this situation. Why were there 4 days of deposits in the safe?? The owner needs to investigate!!
Lotrendo Spriggs October 07, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Yes I agree with Alicia why where thier so many deposits in the safe I worked for Wendys my self and I agree the managers shouldnt have a job either for them to have so much money in the safe so they wasnt doing there job, to leave that much money in the safe.
Jessie October 08, 2012 at 07:43 PM
This is my brother, when I received the news, I stated" this can't be my brother because he not capable of such a crime.My family was in shock! My brother is a hard working citizen and have always taken care of his wife and kids. He has never been in trouble with the law. Andrew, we love you and we don't know what was going through your mind/issues you were facing that cause you to commit this crime. I'm asking everyone to continue to pray for my brother and his family. The family would like to thank everyone for their support and comments. (Spriggs Family) P.S. Thanks Phillip Wood and my sister-in-law for ur comments about cheating issues. GOD BLESSED !
Jessie October 08, 2012 at 09:29 PM
Thank you for ur comments. God Blessed!
John Barker (Editor) October 08, 2012 at 11:24 PM
Ernestine Poindexter you are welcome to make comments but please do not curse or you will be suspended. Thanks.
Andria October 09, 2012 at 06:34 PM
To rita and lady bug andrew is my dad keep your comments to yourself if u aint helpin him close your mouth. Hes not the type to do this crime breaks my heart.
Lotrendo Spriggs October 09, 2012 at 07:24 PM
Andrew we are praying for you to get out we know that you are not that kind of man who would do such a crime, you are a church man and a family man have faith in God and he will see you threw. and please for the people who dont really know him please keep your Negative comments to your self please have some Respect for the family.Love you Andrew!!! For the kids keep your head up and stand by your father he will need you.
C.S. Lewis October 13, 2012 at 07:24 AM
To all these so called women who have gotten on this site to bad mouth this man, it shows a lack of class and you so called women should be ashamed. You can clearly see his family is here in support. Have a heart and strong will to shut up and keep ill words to yourself. Also to the family I wish you all the best and will pray for you in this trying time of need
Debra Powers-McKenzie October 31, 2012 at 12:29 AM
I am his 1st cousin my name is Debra Powers-McKenzie. To Lady Bug and Rita, You have no class or integrity. What you said on this blog speaks volumes about you. Please keep your negative comments to yourself. He has a family that's going through some turbulent times right now. He needs prayers and support. We are all imperfect people. We live in an imperfect world. Don't be to quick to pass judgement on him. Only God can do that. May God be with him and his family.
Debra Powers-McKenzie October 31, 2012 at 12:43 AM
Then that means you would lay down with anybody without checking out their marital status. WOW!
andre spriggs January 01, 2013 at 06:16 PM
this is my first time speaking out about this,but to rita and ladybug we could do without ur comments and watever else u have to say

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