A hungry gunman held up a California restaurant and demanded that workers “put all the chicken in the bag” — after he was earlier kicked out for not wearing a face mask.
The suspect walked into the Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles on Lake Avenue in Pasadena around 5:40 p.m., Pasadena police Lt. Marcia Taglioretti told KTLA.
Robert Gonzalez, a cook at the restaurant, told the outlet the man was denied service after he refused to mask up, according to the outlet.
He briefly left, but returned with a gun, according to Gonzalez.
“[He] was not after money,” the worker told the outlet.
“The guy just said, ‘Put all the chicken in the bag,’” he added. “I understand we got some good chicken, but man.”
He took off with a couple orders that were awaiting pick-up, Gonzalez said.
“He didn’t take any cash,” manager Angela Prieto told KABC. “He actually took chicken and before he walked out the door he took syrup for his chicken.”
The gunman took off in an awaiting car driven by a woman, Gonzalez told KTLA.
Surveillance video caught a good glimpse of the suspect’s face because he wasn’t wearing a mask, according to the cook.
“I almost got shot over stupidity, I guess,” he told KABC.
No, it doesn’t taste like chicken.