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Ruffled Feathers over Mask Rule Led to Armed Chicken Theft

After a man reportedly fought with staff over wearing a mask at a restaurant in Los Angeles, he allegedly pulled out a gun and demanded they hand over all of their cooked chickens.

Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles, founded in 1975, “is best known, as the name states, for serving chicken and waffles, both together and separately,” according to their website. The New York Times dubbed their establishment a “Beloved Soul Food Chain.”

On the evening of January 3, the restaurant was visited by a man who reportedly began to give a hard time when they informed him he would not be served if he did not wear a face mask.

The staff reportedly advised the man to go grab a mask and come back so he could place an order.

The man reportedly walked out the door and then came back inside before making a beeline for the kitchen.

When standing in the sight of the on-duty cook, the man allegedly pulled out a gun and aimed it at the employee demanding that they give him all of the fried chicken.

The alleged thief procured the items, reportedly consisting of fried chicken and waffles, but did not ask for money. As he left the location, the suspect reportedly helped himself to some maple syrup containers.

The alleged fowl thief reportedly drove away in a sedan with a man in the passenger’s seat.

The authorities were notified, and since the man left before they arrived they reviewed the store’s surveillance camera footage to gather as much information about the alleged theft as possible.

Since the man refused to wear a mask, his face was reportedly clear in the video.

The Pasadena Police Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are working together to locate the suspect.

None of the people in the restaurant at the time of the alleged altercation were reported as being physically harmed, but employees gave statements saying they were suffering from mental duress from the belief that their lives were in danger.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a criminal offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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