Roscoe's Heist: Who is the gunman? Maskless man denied service returns armed to rob chicken, waffles and syrup

On February 3, 2021, an unnamed guy visited Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles in Pasadena, California, and demanded the cook to hand over fried chicken and waffles in a bag. While leaving the kitchen, he allegedly grabbed extra syrup


                            Roscoe's Heist: Who is the gunman? Maskless man denied service returns armed to rob chicken, waffles and syrup
A California man robbed Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles in Pasadena (Surveillance Video/ABC7 and Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles/Instagram)
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An unidentified man reportedly held up Los Angeles’ most famous chicken and waffles joint because he was denied the service when he allegedly refused to follow COVID-19 protocols.

On February 3, 2021, an unnamed guy visited Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles in Pasadena, California, and demanded the cook to hand over fried chicken and waffles in a bag. As per the police officer, the unmasked man left the chicken dinner place without taking any money from the counter or physically hurting anyone present. The entire incident is recorded on the surveillance camera. What’s most ironic with the entire incident is that the surveillance cameras were able to capture images of his face as he was not wearing any mask.

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A photo illustration of Chicken (Getty Images)

Los Angeles Times has released the description of the man. As per the outlet, the alleged suspect is “a Black man in his 30s and 40s with a thin build, black curly hair, hazel eyes and tattoos on his neck and face… He was last seen wearing a green sweater and white sweatpants with black polka dots. His companion was described as a Latino man with a shaved head, standing between 5 feet 4 and 5 feet 5 and weighing about 150 pounds.”

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"He wanted that chicken one way or the other"

As per the reports, he first walked into Roscoe’s without wearing a mask and got into a heated argument with the staff member. As per the police, the staff members asked the man to follow the COVID-19 protocol, but he refused to do so. However, things got ugly pretty quick when he returned with a gun. As per TMZ, he came from the back door and demanded the cook put chicken and waffles in a bag. While leaving the kitchen area, he allegedly grabbed extra syrup for his waffles. 

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"He comes straight toward me with a gun, pointing at me and saying put all the chicken in the bag," cook Robert Gonzalez said. The restaurant manager told ABC7 that the cashier got scared initially, but when she realized that the man took only some chicken, they all started laughing.

"They were feeling scared, especially my cashier," manager Angela Prieto said. "She was very, very scared. And when I first talked to her she was basically hysterical, but after a while, she calmed down and started laughing about it because she realized all he did was take some chicken."

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Twitter was having a field day when the news surfaced that a man held Roscoe's up for some chicken and waffles. One Twitter user wrote: “What's more American than apple pie? An armed robbery of a chicken and waffles restaurant, of course!” Another wrote: “Wtf.... imagine getting charged with armed robbery over chicken and waffles because you didn’t want to wear a mask.” Another user wrote: “Glad no one was shot. How insane must you be to come back with a gun and rob chicken and waffles? OMG.” Another had a similar comment: “Damn he wanted that chicken one way or the other. I don't think prison serves chicken and waffles”. One wrote: "imagine ordering some roscoes to go and man walk up in that b***h mask less, get asked to leave then comes back with gun and stick everyone up for his chicken and waffles. This country is HELL on earth".

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At the time of this writing, the man who robbed Roscoe’s is still at large.

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