According to the suspect, the 50-year-old suspect was wearing coveralls and a ski mask when he walked into the restaurant one night and herded employees into a back room with the pitchfork, reports WSB-TV.
“When he realized he couldn’t get the cash register open, he took the whole cash register and exited the store… with his pitchfork,” the chief of police explained.
Once he was outside the joint he apparently dropped the weapon, cops say, but made sure to keep a tight grip on that register. That’s when resourceful employees turned his former tool against him, grabbing the pitchfork to smash the back window of the suspect’s truck before he took off.
“It wouldn’t be an offensive weapon in your garden, but it was in a Waffle House,” the apparently jokey police chief added.
The suspect is on the lam right now after abandoning his truck.