It’s either incredibly flattering or the ultimate insult that the Facebook killer’s final act was purchasing a 20-piece box of McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets. Price tag: $5.35.
On Tuesday, Steve Stephens — whose face has been plastered all over the news — went to a McDonald’s drive through and ordered what was presumably his last meal.
McDonald’s employees recognized the murderer and tried to slow him down while they called the cops.
“They tried to stall him by holding his fries!” cracked NBC News senior writer Bradd Jaffy on Twitter. “Brilliant. Give these people a raise and a round of applause.”
A NYT story reported that employees tried to make him wait by holding on to his large order of French fries.
Stephens, however, took the nuggets and scrammed without the fries.
Ultimately his story ended as sadly as it began. Police found him dead in his car in Erie, Pa. He had shot himself to death.
Three days ago, he shot a random elderly man in Cleveland and posted a video of the crime on Facebook.