Masked Man Wearing Orange Crocs Fails to Blend In After Robbing McDonald’s with Hand Brush

A 29-year-old man from Port Arthur held up a McDonald’s in Groves with a unique weapon: A hairbrush held under-his leopard print robe, masked as a handgun, according to police official.

Neighboring county Groves’ police officers answered a call to an ongoing aggravated robbery early Thursday morning at McDonald’s on the 4500 block of Twin City Highway. The man, Gevondis Demond Joseph, was quickly taken into custody at Jefferson County Jail and charged with first-degree felony aggravated robbery.

Officers were told by witnesses that Joseph was sporting a makeshift cloth ‘mask’ over his face, a leopard print robe, orange gloves, and orange Crocs.
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Officers who arrived in the area saw Joseph fleeing the scene, and after what has been described as a short pursuit on foot, the not-so-camouflaged man was was taken into custody in the parking lot of a nearby Cricket Wireless Store.

They were originally told that the would-be robber was armed with a handgun, however later discovered that he merely used a black hairbrush under his robe to make it appear as a weapon.

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