Jeffrey Coley, 50, a former employee of Chick-fil-A, is accused of holding up a KFC drive-thru in Rock Hill, S.C. and speeding away with the cash register drawer containing $516.02.
A day later and after a bit of a car chase, Coley was arrested by police in his Plymouth Neon, where the cash drawer was sitting on the seat with a little less than a gram of methamphetamine.
Coley, married with one child, told the judge in his hearing that he is his family’s sole breadwinner, making $8.50 an hour at Chick-fil-A.
But Mark Baldwin, a Chick-fil-A corporate spokesman, told the Rock Hill Herald that Coley was fired from his job earlier this month because he didn’t show up to work two days in a row. Norman Dobson, a KFC area manager, also told the Rock Hill Herald that Coley has been banned from all KFC stores and from speaking to any of its employees.
“Neither one of these young ladies has worked since the incident,” Dobson told the Herald. “They’re terrified; they’re not getting a good night’s sleep. He’s turned their lives upside down. They’re out there trying to make an honest living and this is what they got.”
According to the Associated Press, Coley was charged by police with armed robbery, possession of a gun during a violent crime, failure to stop for police, and possession of methamphetamine.