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San Diego bar offers 22-cent beers after thieves steal safes with $22

Home and Away's promotion lasted 22 minutes
Posted at 3:32 PM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-23 16:46:32-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- An Old Town San Diego bar and restaurant offered 22 cent beers for 22 minutes Tuesday to poke fun at burglars who stole $22.

All 22 of the draft beers were discounted at Home and Away, 2222 San Diego Avenue, exactly 36 hours after the 3:07 a.m. break-in.

"Just the whole thing is extremely ironic and funny," said employee Jason Clay. "The comedic value I got was thinking about the time that they gambled with their life to get the amount that they did, and drilling that safe open and seeing the $22 dollars that was in there. That's the best part."

Surveillance video shows two men with baggy pants force their way into the bar Monday at 3:07 a.m. One tries unsuccessfully to pry open a cash register, then joins his partner in a back room where the two grab the safes. While leaving, they fumble the safes and nearly drop their drawers.

"They were probably Raiders fans," Clay deadpanned, gesturing to his Kansas City Chiefs hat.

The suspects have not been identified.