A former Chick-fil-A employee has been arrested for robbing a KFC in South Carolina. According to the AP, fifty-year old Jeffrey Coley is thought to have pulled a gun at the KFC's drive-thru and demanded cash from the register on Monday. The Rock Hill Herald writes that employees gave Coley $516.02. Coley fled from the scene and when police caught up with him they not only found the cash drawer from KFC in the car, but also some methamphetamine, which probably didn't help his case.
Coley was charged with "armed robbery, possession of a firearm during a violent crime, possession of methamphetamine, and failure to stop" for the police. KFC's area manager told the paper that the employees held at gun point "have been traumatized" and that Coley "turned their lives upside down." A Chick-fil-A spokesperson confirms that Coley was fired from his job on June 18 when he "failed to show up for work two days in a row."
Coley isn't the first person to rob a KFC: Last year two Australian men attempted to break into a jewelry store, but ended up in a KFC instead. The duo decided to steal from the fried chicken chain but were arrested. And while not technically a robbery, a family that accused a KFC in Mississippi of kicking out a 3 year-old girl because of her facial scars, managed to get the chain to donate $30,000 towards the child's medical bills even through their claims turned out to be false.
· Former Chick-Fil-A Employee Accused of Robbing KFC [AP]
· Bond denied for Ex-Chick-fil-A Employee Accused of Robbing Rock Hill [Rock Hill Herald]
· All KFC Coverage on Eater [-E-]