Off-duty police officer thwarts robber wielding a heavy chain at San Diego KFC

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A would-be robber wielding a chain at a San Diego Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant didn't count on one of the customers being an armed, off-duty, plainclothes police sergeant. Witnesses said the man barged in Saturday afternoon, smashed his heavy chain on the counter and ordered all the employees into the kitchen.

But before he could open the cash register, the sergeant pointed his gun at the man and ordered him to the ground.

Witnesses said the suspect demanded to see the officer's badge, and the sergeant complied.

The suspect was arrested for attempted armed robbery.


Information from: Los Angeles Times,