Mar. 27 Business Briefs

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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

In-N-Out Burger seeks restraining order for prankster

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In-N-Out Burger is seeking a restraining order against an online prankster who posed as the company’s CEO at two Los Angeles restaurants, argued with employees and in one instance took a hamburger from a customer, threw it to the ground and stepped on it. The Orange County Register reports Monday that the chain filed a lawsuit last week requesting the order against Cody Roeder, who posts YouTube videos under the name Trollmunchies. An email seeking comment from Roeder was not immediately returned. Executive Vice President Arnie Wensinger says In-N-Out has seen an increase in visitors who are intentionally disruptive and try to promote themselves on social media. The suit claims Roeder caused significant and irreparable harm to the chain with the incidents. It seeks damages of more than $25,000.

Co-owner of water park company arrested over death

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A water park company’s co-owner is expected to appear in court after his arrest in Texas in connection with a Kansas criminal case arising from a 10-year-old boy’s waterslide death. Jeffrey Henry is being held without bond at the jail in Cameron County, Texas. A jail booking clerk says he’ll remain there until a court appearance Tuesday. Henry’s arrest Monday follows a Kansas grand jury’s indictment last week of the Schlitterbahn park in Kansas City, Kansas, and its former operations director, Tyler Austin Miles, on 20 felony charges. They included a single count of involuntary manslaughter over the death of Caleb Schwab in 2016. The boy died on what was promoted as the world’s largest waterslide. Henry is co-owner of Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts.

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