Cashier, cook hide in freezer when armed robber pulls up to McDonald’s


by Andrew Horansky / KHOU 11 News

Posted on December 12, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Updated Friday, Dec 13 at 3:09 PM

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas—A quick-thinking clerk shut the register on an armed man who drove up to a McDonald’s drive-through window early Thursday.

The attempted robbery was reported in the 4900 block of N. Sam Houston Parkway at Bammel North Houston Rd around 3 a.m.

Deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said a man pulled up and pulled out a gun, demanding money from the cashier at the drive-through window. She closed the register and fled to the restaurant’s freezer along with a cook.

The suspect, who was possibly driving a dark blue Honda CRV, got away empty-handed.

The workers pushed a panic alarm, and deputies arrived at the scene.

The incident leaves customers, simply, shaking their heads.

“I just don’t understand why people have to do that. That lady is really scared, you know, it’s just a terrible thing,” one man said. “She’s not looking for a handout, she’s working hard, doing a good job and you know, that other person needs help too but my goodness, what a terrible thing.”

Another customer just had a simple suggestion for the suspects.

“Get a job. That’s it, nothing else,” said Victor Delapaz.

This is at least the fourth drive-through incident of its kind since early October in the Houston area. In November, shots were fired in a McDonald’s on Tomball Parkway, but no injuries were reported.

Anyone with information about any of these cases can call the sheriff’s office at 713-221-6000 or Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.