McDonald's ‘clown robber' stopped by coppers who stopped for a cuppa
A suspected robber wearing a clown mask stormed a McDonald's armed with a kitchen knife – but was stopped in his tracks by two passing West Midlands Police officers who nipped inside for a coffee!
The cops popped into the Alvis Retail Park restaurant, Earlsdon in Coventry, at 12.30am this morning (7 August) on a refreshment break but were met by fleeing customers shouting “he’s got a knife”.
They darted inside to find a man who’d jumped the counter and was threatening staff to hand over cash.
A 41-year-old man, of no fixed address, was Tasered at the scene and arrested on suspicion of robbery; he remains in police custody.
Detective Inspector Kat Sibley said: “The officers were patrolling shortly after midnight and had stopped on a ‘refs’ break…they were in exactly the right place at the right time and reacted to the fleeing members of public and detained a man armed with a kitchen knife.
“There were fears he could injure staff or customers so was Tasered and detained in the restaurant. Thankfully no-one was hurt and the man is now being questioned on suspicion of robbery and knife possession.”