Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies say report that this 24-year-old employee at Jack’s restaurant in Alabama finished his shift Friday and left work. Nothing wrong with that. Sadly, minutes later, he returned with a mask, wielded a gun, and demanded money.
Trouble is, his efforts at disguising himself were so poor that several employees recognized him. They initially thought he was joking. He wasn’t. He robbed the restaurant, taking with him an undisclosed amount of cash. After he left, the manager called 911 and reported the holdup.
It took restaurant worker Yaneth Ardon just seconds to recognize Pace.
‘I was like, ”is this a joke, is he playing or something,”’ Ardon said.
‘When I heard him talk and I was like, ”that is him”, but then I saw him with a gun and I was like, ”why is he doing this?’’’
“Apparently he needs to work on that disguise a little,” said Chief Deputy Randy Christian.
Sensing that, perhaps he hadn’t bungled the robbery enough, authorities said the robbery suspect showed up Monday to visit with co-workers. That coincided with a visit from a sheriff’s detective who was there doing employee interviews about the robberies.
The 24-year-old criminal mastermind is currently in jail and is expected to be charged with first-degree robbery.