FBI, DHS, police raid seven IHOP restaurants in Ohio.

An Evansville business, along with six others in Ohio, were…

An Evansville business, along with six others in Ohio, were raided Tuesday morning by the FBI.

According to the restaurant’s parent company, all the restaurants the FBI is looking at are owned by Tarek Elkafrawi, locally known as Terry Elks.

According to DineEquity, Elk owns seven IHOPs: one Evansville, two in Toledo and one each in Holland, Lima, Perrysburg and Findlay.

The FBI showed up to Elks’ seven restaurants with a search warrant and shut them down for a search. The FBI told 14 News that the agents on scene in Evansville were from their Cleveland, Ohio branch.

FBI officials did have a U-Haul parked in the back of the restaurant, and authorities loaded up what appeared to be several boxes.

The Evansville Police Department did assist in the raid, but officers say they were only there as precaution for safety measures.

Source: Rachel Folz and Kelsey Wheatcroft for 14news.com.

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  • General Jim M

    Looks like we have to stop buying those pancakes.First soldiers and civilians are gunned down in an IHOP,then a guy with an arab name who owns IHOPS has his’ restraunts raided by the FBI? Was he going to kill the infidel with poison syrup?Maybe he was adding extra butter or fat to the pancakes to kill Americans via obesity.