Jeffrey Coley was fired earlier this month from Chick-fil-A after he didn’t show up for work two days in a row. Things got greasy when the 50-year-old South Carolina man decided to channel his economic frustration by robbing a KFC at gunpoint for $516.
Coley pulled up to the drive-thru window at the fried chicken restaurant in Rock Hill and demanded cash. He sped away, and was arrested after a police chase with the cash still in the drawer in his passenger seat, along with almost a gram of methamphetamine. He was charged with armed robbery, possession of a gun during a violent crime, failure to pull over, and for that gram of meth.
Norma Dobson, manager of the Rock Hill KFC, said Coley has been banned from all KFC restaurants and from speaking to any of its employees.
Coley reportedly told the judge he was the sole source of income for his family with his $8.50 an hour job at Chick-fil-A. However, a spokesman for the chain confirmed Coley is no longer an employee with the company.