It’s not often that you get to see a robbery attempt when two off-duty police officers are eating dinner. It’s even more amazing when the two are actually a couple enjoying dinner together while not at work.
Police have released surveillance video showing exactly what went down when a masked robber found himself at the wrong place at the wrong time.
According to court documents, Justin Carter, 30, walked into Raising Cane’s just before 10 p.m. Saturday wearing a mask and armed with a gun. He then demanded cash from one of the employees.
What he didn’t know is that two married off-duty Elizabethtown police officers were enjoying date night in a nearby booth.
The video shows Detective Chase McKeown and his wife, Officer Nicole McKeown spring into action.
“I saw her hands go up and I’m thinking, ‘Is he doing what I think he’s doing?’,” Nicole McKeown remembered of watching the terrified cashier.
“We just looked at each other. ‘Is this what’s going on?’ Let’s go,” Chase McKeown said, “Instincts took over and we just did like we felt we needed to do.”
With guns drawn, the pair ran to the armed man, demanding that he drop his weapon. Carter ran out of the building, dropping his gun at the door, but the couple chased after him.
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