The two-day manhunt for suspected Facebook Killer Steve Stephens came to an end after a McDonald’s worker in Erie, Pennsylvania, tipped off police after Stevens ordered Chicken McNuggets at the drive-thru window. Now, people on social media say the heroic worker deserves the $50,000 reward for information leading to the capture of Stephens.
— Doug Varian (@DougieV99) April 18, 2017
— Laila (@Dittolaila) April 18, 2017
Hope the McDonalds employee gets that reward money for identifying Mr. Godwin's killer.
— Yashar (@yashar) April 19, 2017
Never judge someone for where they work. A McDonald's employee tipped off police to catch steve stephens. They deserve the 50,000 reward.
— RyansAverageLife (@RyanAbe) April 18, 2017
TMZ reports that law enforcement officials told them that the tip from McDonald’s workers made the difference in the investigation, leading them to Stephens before he could disappear.
Tom DuCharme, owner of the McDonald’s restaurant, doesn’t know if his team will be getting the reward money.
“We haven’t heard anything … as of yet,” DuCharme said, according to the New York Post.
While the question of the reward money remains unanswered, McDonald’s released a short statement praising the quick thinking of the employees.
“We applaud the crew members at this McDonald’s restaurant who recognized the suspect and did the right thing by quickly alerting the authorities of his location,” a McDonald’s spokesperson told ABC News. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s loved ones and all of those impacted by this horrific crime.”
Steve Stephens is believed to have shot Robert Godwin, 74, and posted video of the murder to Facebook on Easter Sunday.
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