A SWAT team was called to historic Savannah, Georgia's Olde Pink House restaurant today after an armed man who rolled up in a Jaguar barricaded himself inside the restaurant. Call it ... early morning in the garden of holy balls, that guy has a gun:
The chaos began just after 8 a.m. when a plainclothes officer outside a coffee shop saw the silver Jaguar jump the curb and the driver bounded out shouting, "Help me! I'm being kidnapped," said Savannah-Chatham County police spokeswoman Gena Sullivan. A man in the passenger seat pointed a gun at the officer, who then fired a shot at the suspect and missed. The gunman bolted and ran about three blocks to the restaurant.No one was hurt, and the gunman surrendered after a three-hour stand-off. The real tragedy: the commotion caused nearby Tier Luxury Cakes to get too late a start baking cupcakes, so they had to shut for the day.
The manager of the Olde Pink House manager, who "commends" the efforts of local police as "very impressive, very decisive, very swift."
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The Olde Pink House. [Photo: Dori S./Yelp]