Man accused of robbing Waffle House with pitchfork

Jeffery Willard Wooten

Jeffery Willard Wooten

NORCROSS, Ga. (WGCL) – Police in Norcross, Ga. are searching for a man accused of robbing a Waffle House restaurant with a pitchfork on Thursday night.

Police said a man entered the restaurant around 5:30 p.m., herded employees into the stockroom and tried opening the cash register.

When he was unable to do so, officials said he picked up the cash register and left the restaurant.

As he was leaving the parking lot, he tripped and dropped the pitchfork, according to authorities.

Officials said two employees followed the suspect into the parking lot. One reportedly picked up the pitchfork and chased the suspect to a Rite-Aid, next to Waffle House.

When the suspect arrived at his vehicle, a fight ensued and the suspect was struck with the pitchfork by one of the employees, according to officials.

As the suspect was leaving in his white Ford F-250, the rear window was broken out by one of the employees, authorities said.

Police said it appeared the suspect sustained some injuries. Police are still looking for him.

A Norcross police officer said he saw the suspect’s vehicle make a U-turn and try to stop him.
The officer said the suspect drove off the roadway and abandoned the truck.
Police identified the suspect as Jeffery Willard Wooten and obtained warrants on an armed robbery charge.

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