- Obama military strategy too weak for future security, panel reports
- Sen. Tom Coburn vows to slow down budget-busting bills ahead of recess
- Obama fantasizes about more executive power, signs new order on federal contractors
- Clintons call Klein, Halper, Kessler ‘a Hat Trick of despicable actors’: report
- Boehner accuses Obama of ‘legacy of lawlessness’
- Pro-marijuana group claims responsibility for Brooklyn Bridge flag swap
- Young adults shun Obamacare mostly due to cost: survey
- Stabbing attack on transgender girl, 15, was ‘bias motivated,’ police say
- LGBT adults still lean overwhelmingly toward Democratic Party
- Lawmakers rattled by Syria genocide horrors, call on Obama to act
Waffle House robber in Atlanta stymied by gun-wielding customer
Question of the Day
An armed man attempting a late-night robbery at a Waffle House eatery in Atlanta was surprised when some quick-thinking customers took matters into their own hands.
The incident took place Monday just after 2 a.m., when police said Ashton Macafee, 20, walked into the establishment and pointed his weapon at employees and patrons, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
“Nobody move and open the cash register,” he allegedly said.
He didn’t know the two men sitting at a nearby booth were off-duty police officer Jonathan Sutton and his friend Evans Chad Pollard, a security guard who was also off the clock. Mr. Pollard pulling his service weapon and firing two shots, hitting the suspect.
“I felt that not only my life, but everyone’s life was in danger, so I had to do what I had to do,” Mr. Pollard told the Constitution.
He and Mr. Sutton made sure the suspect stayed put until authorities arrived.
Mr. Macafee was taken to a nearby hospital, where police officers met him and put him under guard. His condition wasn’t known as of late Monday.
© Copyright 2014 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
About the Author
Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- SWAT spends seven hours in standoff with empty home
- 'No American is proud' of certain CIA tactics: State Department
- Spain evacuates staff from embassy in Libya
- Sarah Palin's online channel hits snag as Stephen Colbert buys similar URL
- Planned Parenthood strikes 'pro-choice' label in favor of 'women's health'
Latest Blog Entries
TWT Video Picks
Both parties recognize the Democrats' scam
- Inside the Ring: Israel surprised by Hamas tunnel network
- Army's 3-D printed bombs to create 'a whole new universe' of lethal capabilities
- Chicken pox outbreak puts illegal immigrant facility on lockdown
- CRUZ: A tale of two hospitals: One in Israel, one in Gaza
- GOP leaders delay border bill, leave Obama in control
- Israel surprised by Hamas tunnel network
- Report: 40% of weapons sent to Afghanistan are unaccounted for
- CIA admits improperly hacking Senate computers in search of Bush-era information
- Colorado poll shows women tuning out Democrats' 'war on women' strategy
- 3 African leaders cancel trip to U.S. over Ebola outbreak; Obama still plans summit
Obama's biggest White House 'fails'
Celebrities turned politicians
Athletes turned actors
20 gadgets that changed the world