Police: Man robbed Subways because ‘Jared diet’ didn’t work

It can be frustrating when a much-hyped diet doesn’t work.

One man used a failed diet as an excuse for a string of armed robberies, according to “Good Morning America.”

An Alabama man named Zachary Torrance claims that he attempted the “Jared diet” promoted by Subway restaurants but he failed to lose weight. He decided he deserved his money back, so he robbed four Subway restaurants in a four-day span.

Surveillance video of one of the Subway robberies was posted on the Hueytown Police Department's Facebook page. Torrance, 18, was eventually caught because a person who had seen the surveillance video recognized the orange shoes Torrance was wearing at a local Walmart store, where the suspect was allegedly shopping for a gun holster.

Police were called and Torrance was taken into custody.

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