Haslett business owner reacts to break-in with compassion, offers free meals

When Denny Emmer arrived at his Haslett restaurant for work on Wednesday morning, he was greeted with a broken window and a ransacked cash register.



a person sitting at a table: Owner Denny Emmer, right, and his wife Michelle look on his phone on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 for a replacement window for the one that was damaged during a break-in at Cheezy D's Deli and Dogs in Haslett after business hours on Sept. 30.


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Owner Denny Emmer, right, and his wife Michelle look on his phone on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 for a replacement window for the one that was damaged during a break-in at Cheezy D’s Deli and Dogs in Haslett after business hours on Sept. 30.

“There was glass everywhere, all inside the ice cream serving window, just everywhere,” said Emmer, who’s owned Cheezy D’s Deli and Dogs in Haslett since March.

Someone used a brick from outside the building to break the ice cream service window, climbed in, grabbed whatever money they could and left out the back door, Emmer said.

Emmer checked the building to make sure he was alone while he waited for Meridian Township Police to arrive.

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