I automatically love any story about a robber who tries to stick up a restaurant, only to have to deal with the armada of cooks in the kitchen arming themselves with cleavers and knives and preparing to go to war. I was once in a restaurant in Malden, Massachusetts that avoided being robbed in just the same manner.
That said, it’s rare that I get a chance to write about these amazing incidents of robbers vs. line cooks on Cult of Mac, but here we have an exception, when 20-year old Jerome Taylor made the mistake of falling afoul of a blade-wielding kitchen crew when he tried to rob a New London, Connecticut restaurant using only his iPhone.
Needless to say, the robber — 20-year old Jerome Taylor — failed. Although he brandished his iPhone like a gun, the cooks quickly flooded out of the kitchen, ready to slice and dice. Terrified by the charge, Taylor suddenly “became apologetic and told the cooks he was only kidding and that he needed money for his child.”
He seems to have convinced the staff, because they begged the police not to file charges. It didn’t work, though: Taylor was still charged with attempted robbery and interfering with an officer.
Next time you need money for Christmas for your child, Jerome, maybe try selling that iPhone on eBay instead of robbing a restaurant. Don’t you know they shove all the disreputable, violent lots back in the steamer of the kitchen? Those guys would cut you sooner than look at you.