Armed Red Lobster Customer Stops Armed Robbery In Progress
A customer at a Red Lobster in Las Vegas came hungry but left a hero.
Shortly before 10 p.m. on Thursday, a robber entered the seafood restaurant and took a cash register from a bartender, according to KTNV. The thief, who was armed, also robbed a server.
The action scared patrons who huddled in a booth inside the eatery.
But one customer was prepared.
As the armed robber left the restaurant, cash register in hand, the customer went outside with a gun he had on him at the time.
The customer fired the gun in the air, which caused the robber to drop the cash register.
After dropping the loot, the robber ran off. Police eventually arrested him.
Though many large restaurant chains have moved towards policies restricting patrons’ right to carry guns, Red Lobster has maintained a relatively pro-gun stance.
According to the website Second Amendment Check, which monitors restaurants’ gun policies, as of last year, Red Lobster’s parent company, Darden, follows individual states’ concealed and open carry laws.
Some companies, such as TGI Friday’s and Buffalo Wild Wings, have chosen “opt-out” policies prohibiting patrons from bringing their guns into the restaurant, even in states that allow concealed or open carry.