Police in Redding arrested a man they say tried to rob a customer inside a McDonalds restroom.
It happened just before 5pm Thursday at the McDonalds on Lake Boulevard.
Investigators say a 74 year old men when into the restroom where the suspect, 29-year-old Michael Converse, demanded he give him his wallet and said he had a gun.
The victim shoved the would-be robber - who then ran off on foot.
Converse was arrested nearby and identified by a witness, and surveillance video.
Police say he admitted to the attempted robbery.
It turns out, converse is a parolee, released from prison just last month.