from WREG TV Memphis

Bad Mask Gives Former Employee Away As KFC Robber

Candace McCowan

(Memphis 5/25/09) It all started shortly after 8 a.m. on Saturday when KFC employee Laketa Hollowell heard a knock on the back door of the business. Hollowell told the person to go to the front door where she opened the door. That’s when a masked man armed with a knife confronted Hollowell and demanded she open the safe.

Hollowell took a long hard look at the suspect. And even though he was wearing a mask, it was large eyeholes in his mask that gave him away.

Police say Hollowell recognized the suspect as 18-year-old Ezederick Jones. Jones had just been fired from the same KFC the day before. The affidavit says Hollowell began to fight with the suspect and he cut her hand. And when she called him by his name, he took off.

She called police and they later located the suspect and brought him back the scene, where Hollowell identified Jones again, as the man who just held her up at knife point.

He’s now behind bars facing charges of aggravated armed robbery, being held on a $75,000 bond.

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