Man attempts to rob fast food restaurant with cops inside

The restaurant was practically empty except for two police officers who were there eating.
1:17 | 02/20/20

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To a case of unfortunate or perhaps fortunate timing surveillance video from Kentucky shows a man attempting to rob a nearly empty fast food restaurant. I say nearly empty because the only two people actually eating there turned out to be cops. Our Steve us and sunny reports. Timing is everything and for the accused robber seen here by security camera trying to hold up a fast food joint in Louisville he picked the wrong time this happened to be date night for mr. and mrs. Macau seen here enjoying chicken sandwiches last Saturday evening on the other side of this raising canes restaurant. The two are married police officers out of uniform but packing heat. There was literally no question just what did you lose this was known. What's gotten with guns drawn they rushed to counter the would be thief wearing a white mask runs out the door and drops his gun on the way out. Outside the restaurant they hold him down until help arrives. We're trained for this kind of situation isn't. Join hands people's lives are endangered so like any other officer here was an exact same thing. Thirty year old Justin Carter is pleading not guilty to robbery and other charges it is my belief that it not for their heroic actions like my these two officers. The perpetrators actions inside the business will have escalated.

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