A handgun with its hammer pulled back.
Example of a handgun. This gun was not involved in the Roscoe’s case. Photo from Pixabay.

A hungry, angry customer without a mask at Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles in Pasadena allegedly pulled out a gun and grabbed other people’s waiting orders when he was refused service because he was without a face covering.

The 43-year-old man was eventually arrested in connection with what became an armed robbery charge and he’s due in court Monday, police said.

On Feb. 3, surveillance cameras at Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles at 830 S. N. Lake Ave. recorded Steve Williams of Duarte engaged in an argument with an employee over the facial covering requirement, according to Lt. Carolyn Gordon of the Pasadena Police Department.

Williams allegedly refused to comply and pulled out a handgun while threatening employees, Gordon said.

“The suspect demanded a bag of food items and after receiving the filled bag, he took this food and several other food orders, which were waiting for customer to pick up,” she said.

Police were dispatched to the location after the suspect fled the scene in a dark-colored, four-door sedan, she said.

Williams was arrested several days later on unrelated charges, according to Gordon.

Police said he was charged with two counts of robbery and two counts of assault with a firearm, with bail set at $125,000. He’s due in court on Monday.

Pasadena police urged anyone with any information regarding the Feb. 3 robbery to call them at 626-744-4241 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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