McDonald's Worker Leads Police To Facebook Killer

 

"I think that's the guy!"

The words that ended a 2-day manhunt for the suspect in a chilling murder on Easter Day -- A killing that was captured on video and posted to Facebook.

The man came through the McDonald's drive-thru window in Harborcreek Township, PA at approximately 11am on Tuesday morning ordering Chicken McNuggets and a side of fries.

When the driver reached the payment window in his white Ford Fusion with Ohio tags, the quick-thinking employee recognized him from news reports and immediately called the police.

The man was in fact Steve Stephens, the suspect in the slaying of a 74-year-old retired mechanic in Cleveland, Ohio.

The employee said "I think that's the guy, can you double check that I am right?" says franchise owner Thomas DuCharme.

"When I saw him I knew it was him.  It fits the profile.  He didn't look that different than in the picture except that his beard was trimmed down."

Once the man was recognized they told the man that his fries would be an extra minute in order to buy some time until the cops could arrive.   Stephens, however, did not wait.  He took his nuggets and drove off.

"He didn't want to wait for the fries, which is fine" DuCharme said.  "We were just t rying to make sure that our employee got in contact with the state police. "

DuCharme told police that the man appeared to be a little agitated and nerved up. He didn't want to wait and said that he had to go.

That's all that it took though.  As soon as he pulled out of the driveway on to Buffalo Road, state police were right behind him.  One trooper even rammed into his car causing him to spin out of control.

That's when Stephens pulled a pistol out and shot himself in the head, according to PA state police.

I am thankful for my quick actions of my crew members, DuCharme said in a statement



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