ERIE, Pa. – A quick-thinking McDonald’s worker is being called a hero after alerting police and stalling Steve Stephens when he showed up in the drive-thru line.
Police say Stephens shot and killed a 74-year-old man in broad daylight Sunday, broadcasting the video to Facebook.
According to CNN, an employee spotted Stephen’s white Ford Fusion in the drive-thru at the Erie, Pa., McDonald’s Tuesday.
Thomas DuCharme Jr. said that Stephens ordered chicken nuggets and fries. Then an employee recognized him.
Employees called 911 and alerted police. When he pulled up at the window, they gave Stephens the nuggets but told him the fries would take another minute.
Stephens didn’t wait and drove away without waiting for his change either.
“I’ve been doing this for 34 years,” said DuCharme. “[Stephens] didn’t want his money. He wanted the nuggets and to leave.”
After Stephens pulled away from the restaurant, police caught up with him. A brief pursuit followed before police say he took his own life just 5 miles from that McDonald’s location.
WKYC reports some people are calling for the $50,000 reward from the FBI to be given to the employee who recognized him. The FBI says they do not reveal who receives those rewards.