Two masked and armed thugs in Cleveland attempted to rob a Taco Bell on Wednesday. Luckily, three Taco Bell employees were armed and waiting. Talk about instant regret.
A man was shot and killed by employees at a Cleveland-area Taco Bell early Wednesday morning in a botched robbery attempt.
The shooting happened just before 3 a.m.
Police say preliminary investigation indicates six employees were inside the Taco Bell when two masked suspects entered and tried to rob the restaurant. They ordered all of the employees to the ground, police said.
Three of the employees were armed and shot at the suspects.
One suspect, believed to be in his 20s, was hit. Officers administered first aid until EMS arrived. The suspect was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Somebody just earned employee of the month.
Taco Bell released a statement on Wednesday:
Taco Bell and Sigma Bell, LLC., the franchise owner of this Cleveland, Ohio location, are shocked this happened at the restaurant. Our franchisee is fully cooperating with the Cleveland Police Department in their investigation. The employees are very shaken up from today’s events, and our franchisee is offering them counseling.
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