He managed to evade capture. Until his belly betrayed him.
That Cold-hearted SOB who filmed himself murdering a stranger?
What gave him away in the end? His craving for french fries.
After being on the lam for days and a national manhunt, what caught Facebook Live killer Steve Stephens was his penchant for McDonald’s. A McDonald’s employee working the drive-thru recognized Stephens and alerted the authorities. But to give police enough time to catch the Cleveland killer they withheld his fries.
Stephens was still driving the Ford Fusion that police notified the public to be on the lookout for and went to get food at the McDonald’s in Erie, Pennsylvania. Around 11 a.m. on Tuesday, the murderer ordered a 20-piece order of Chicken McNuggets and a large order of French fries. The drive-thru attendant realized it was the Cleveland killer so she called over the owner and then called the police. They stalled by telling Stephens that his fries weren’t ready yet and to wait on the side. Stephens realized the ploy and quickly drove off, but cops were already in the vicinity. To be fair it could have been an actual problem since there is a good chance that anyone will have to wait for fresh fries at Mickey D’s. —BroBible
Here’s the manager recounting the events as they unfolded.
Harborcreek McDonalds owner Thomas DuCharme Jr. on what happened when Steve Stephens came through drive-thru today. https://t.co/dno3WAhFzg
— Madeleine G. O'Neill (@ETNoneill) April 18, 2017
Aren’t you glad the MacDonalds worker was alert and acted quickly?