McDonald’s workers spotted Steve Stephens, tried to stall him at drive-thru before chase: report

ERIE, Penn. — A days-long nationwide manhunt for the suspect in the random slaying of an Ohio grandfather that was posted to Facebook came to an end Tuesday thanks to vigilant workers at a McDonald’s drive-thru, according to the New York Times.

Pennsylvania State Police received a tip just after 11 a.m. Tuesday that Steve Stephens’ car was spotted in the parking lot of a McDonald’s in Erie, Penn., the last place his cellphone released a “ping,” or a signal, after the Easter Sunday killing of Robert Godwin Sr. in Cleveland, Ohio.

Shortly before a police chase that ended in his death, Stephens had pulled into the McDonald’s drive-thru on Buffalo Road and ordered a 20-piece Chicken McNuggets and large order of French fries, the restaurant’s manager told the Times.

Henry Sayers told the news outlet his employees recognized Stephens and called police. They gave him his order of McNuggets but held…

Original published: 18 April 2017 6:31 pm Read the full New York City News here


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