A Roscoe's customer denied service for not wearing a face mask reportedly pulled out a gun to demand free chicken and waffles.
Two men walked into a Pasadena branch of the popular fast food restaurant on Wednesday evening and were challenged by staff over one's failure to wear a mask.
The Los Angeles Times reported the police as saying that the maskless man then pulled out a handgun, saying words to the effect of: "What are you going to do about it?"
As several employees fled, the armed man then entered the kitchen, reportedly telling the cook: "Put the all chicken in the bag."
CCTV footage appeared to show the suspect taking the bag containing fried chicken, waffles and syrup and calmly exiting the empty restaurant – with police likely now studying the images of his unmasked face.
No money was reportedly taken in the robbery.
The man and his companion – who reportedly did not say a word to staff throughout the armed encounter – both remained at large hours later.
Some people took the lengths the suspect was willing to go to for chicken as a ringing endorsement for Roscoe's.
Roscoe's is this good?? I gotta pass by when I hit LA lol https://t.co/Nb6PpOWwJN