Armed Robbery Suspect Stopped After Struggle With Customers at San Jose Taco Bell-KFC - NBC Bay Area
South Bay

South Bay

The latest news from around the South Bay

Armed Robbery Suspect Stopped After Struggle With Customers at San Jose Taco Bell-KFC

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Customers thwarted a would-be armed robbery that ended with the suspect getting shot with his own gun at a San Jose-based Taco Bell-KFC late Friday. (Published Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017)

    Customers thwarted a would-be armed robbery at a San Jose-based Taco Bell-KFC late Friday.

    Police say a gun-toting man strode into the fast food eatery at North Bascom and Naglee Avenues around 10:30 p.m. and demanded money from employees.

    Quick-thinking bystanders, however, immediately jumped into action and wrestled the man to the ground.

    Sgt. John Hagele with the San Jose Police Department was glad the “very volatile” situation had a “happy ending.”

    "It could have gone either way, but in this instance it worked out very well," he said, referring to the fact that no one else was injured.  

    The still unidentified suspect was taken to an area hospital before being placed in county jail.

    EDITOR'S NOTE: A previous version of this story indicated that at least one gunshot was fired during the squabble. One of the employee's parents later clarified that the gun never went off.

    Get the latest from NBC Bay Area anywhere, anytime
    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android