Restaurant robbed over weekend

Also, a U Fellow was cited for wrongly using a handicap permit.

by Luke Feuerherm

A robber held up Stadium Village chicken fingers staple Raising CaneâÄôs on Sunday morning, also robbing a staff member in the process.

The suspect fled the scene and has not been apprehended, Minneapolis police Sgt. Steve McCarty said.

The man made off with an undisclosed amount of money; Minneapolis police currently have no leads.

Raising CaneâÄôs management did not comment on the incident.

Police said the incident is unrelated to a burglary last week at Erbert and GerbertâÄôs Sandwich Shop in Dinkytown.

This isnâÄôt the only early Sunday morning robbery in the storeâÄôs history âÄî back in October 2009 a suspect ambushed an employee as he opened the restaurant and ordered him to open the safe at gunpoint.

University Fellow uses dead motherâÄôs parking pass

A University of Minnesota Research Fellow was cited Thursday for illegally using her dead motherâÄôs handicap permit.

When University police contacted Michele Schermann, 54, for being parked at an expired meter with a disability permit on display, she said she had just dropped her mother off at the hospital and was going to return to pick her up, according to a police report.

But after police determined that her mother had died in 2010, they issued Schermann a citation and confiscated the pass.

Schermann refused to comment on the citation.

This is not the first incarnation of a University employee improperly using a dead relativeâÄôs parking permit. In November, a University dentistry professor was cited using his dead mother-in-lawâÄôs handicap permit.