After a two-day, nationwide manhunt, it was a Chicken McNugget order that led authorities to suspected Facebook Killer Steve Stephens, who shot himself to death after a brief police chase Tuesday afternoon.
As Crime Online previously reported, police responded to a tip from someone who recognized Stephens’ car at a McDonald’s in Erie County, Pennsylvania. According to a recent report on TMZ, it appears that employees at the fast-food chain spotted the fugitive and hatched a plan to keep him at the drive-thru window long enough for police to reach him.
TMZ reports that Stephens ordered a 20-piece Chicken McNugget with large fries. The McDonald’s employees gave him his McNugget order in the expected amount of time but told him that his fries needed a bit longer to cook. The store manager told TMZ that Stephens eventually grew impatient and drove off without his fries, but police were already on his tail.
McDonald's Workers Held Facebook Killer's Fries so Cops Could Catch Him https://t.co/07Lwm5flYL
— TMZ (@TMZ) April 18, 2017
Stephens is believed to be responsible for the cold-blooded murder of a Cleveland senior citizen on Sunday. Robert Godwin, Sr., 74, was walking down the street after a family Easter celebration when Stephens stopped his car, got out, spoke to the man briefly, and then shot him in the face, killing him. The suspect recorded the random, brutal murder and posted the video to Facebook.
Photo: Police handout