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Police in Georgia searching for man accused of robbing Waffle House restaurant with pitchfork
Fox ^ | May 2, 2014

Posted on 05/02/2014 8:38:02 PM PDT by Squawk 8888

NORCROSS, Ga. – Police are searching for a man who used a pitchfork to rob a Waffle House restaurant northeast of Atlanta.

Norcross police say 50-year-old Jeffery Wooten entered the diner in Norcross, Georgia, Thursday night and forced people toward a back room. He then grabbed the cash register.

WSB-TV reports that the suspect dropped the pitchfork while carrying that cash register back to his truck.

Two restaurant workers followed the robber outside, grabbed the abandoned pitchfork and used it to smash a window on the robber's truck as he escaped, possibly injuring the suspect.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: napl; waffle; wooten
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1 posted on 05/02/2014 8:38:02 PM PDT by Squawk 8888
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To: Slings and Arrows

Not a ping.


2 posted on 05/02/2014 8:38:34 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: Squawk 8888

A pitchfork is a rather ingenious method to get away with the most WAFFLES!!!


3 posted on 05/02/2014 8:40:45 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Squawk 8888

Robbed a Waffle House?

Get a rope.


4 posted on 05/02/2014 8:40:50 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Squawk 8888

i am surprised that no one threw a chair or a pot of coffee on him.


5 posted on 05/02/2014 8:41:04 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Slings and Arrows

Shades of Sumter, S.C.


6 posted on 05/02/2014 8:42:37 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Squawk 8888

APB says he is “pronged and dangerous”


7 posted on 05/02/2014 8:42:54 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Squawk 8888

The devil made him do it.


8 posted on 05/02/2014 8:45:39 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Time to ban pitchforks. Or at least assult pitchforks.


9 posted on 05/02/2014 8:49:39 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Squawk 8888; Jet Jaguar; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...

"I have an alibi."



FReepmail me or KoRn to get on or off the Waffle House Ping List.

10 posted on 05/02/2014 8:52:49 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: onedoug

I got one!


11 posted on 05/02/2014 8:53:50 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: MichaelCorleone
Allowed

Banned

12 posted on 05/02/2014 8:55:54 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin
APB says he is “pronged and dangerous”

HAHAHA! Got me!

13 posted on 05/02/2014 8:56:50 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Squawk 8888; Slings and Arrows; KoRn; DocRock; Gefn; miss marmelstein; JSteff; TADSLOS; ...

Just in case.


14 posted on 05/02/2014 8:57:18 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Squawk 8888

I’m guessing that he ran out of hay to bail —


15 posted on 05/02/2014 9:02:27 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Squawk 8888

Police suspect alcohol was involved. They are scouring local trailer parks.


16 posted on 05/02/2014 9:03:40 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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17 posted on 05/02/2014 9:19:28 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Squawk 8888

The story doesn’t say how he was identified. Probably license plate, I guess.


18 posted on 05/02/2014 9:37:58 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: BenLurkin

Beat me to it! I was just about to show that a three tined pitchfork was OK but a manure fork with many tines was really an ASSAULT FORK and should be banned!


19 posted on 05/02/2014 9:51:54 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

He’s a joker,
He’s a smoker,
He’s a midnight poker


20 posted on 05/02/2014 9:52:31 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Well, that escalated quickly.


21 posted on 05/02/2014 11:06:06 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

I’m surprised no one shot him. Must not have been very late.


22 posted on 05/02/2014 11:28:36 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

or just straight up whooped his ass for fun. This is waffle house!


23 posted on 05/02/2014 11:37:37 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Wait. A Waffle House in Georgia full of people and nobody had a Gun? Isn’t that against Natural Law or something?

Didn’t Georgia just pass Constitutional Carry?


24 posted on 05/02/2014 11:42:56 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: Squawk 8888

They’re getting creative, last week it was robbery by potato.


25 posted on 05/02/2014 11:43:13 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: Squawk 8888

This guy is needed in Washington DC, along with some tar and feathers.


26 posted on 05/03/2014 1:14:38 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (Repeal it.)
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To: MulberryDraw; All
Police have released a sketch of the perp.


27 posted on 05/03/2014 5:04:01 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Squawk 8888
Norcross Waffle House?

That's not narrowing it down much.

For example, if they simply mean "near Greater Atlanta Christian School" in Norcross, that limits it to the one across the street, and the one across I-85 near Lowe's. Norcross locations on Buford Highway, Peachtree Industrial, Jimmy Carter (2), Brook Hollow . . .

28 posted on 05/03/2014 6:22:49 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: Squawk 8888

He’s in Miller’s Cave.


29 posted on 05/03/2014 6:23:23 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Squawk 8888

Using a big fork for a high stack


30 posted on 05/03/2014 6:29:31 AM PDT by V K Lee
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To: MichaelCorleone

Pitchforks should be limited to three tines. No one needs a four tine high capacity pitchfork.


31 posted on 05/03/2014 6:50:51 AM PDT by glyptol
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To: Squawk 8888

Maybe someone told him to head over to the White House with pitchforks and he thought they said Waffle House.


32 posted on 05/03/2014 6:52:18 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Why is Jon Corzine a free man?)
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To: Kickass Conservative

“Didn’t Georgia just pass Constitutional Carry?”

No but there is a lot of concealed carry. I’m surprised somebody didn’t draw down on him.


33 posted on 05/03/2014 8:44:32 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Apple Pan Dowdy; bfh333; Broker; clee1; ctdonath2; dansangel; Dick Bachert; ...
I'm going to throw in a GA FReeper ping on this one, just because it's a good time to note that Waffle House corporate now has a serious business food truck that will come cater your event. We had them in for breakfast last Saturday for a neighborhood fun run/walk event, and it was VERY good!

Apparently this thing is new in the last 6 months or so.



More pics of the truck here.

To arrange for the truck to come to you, send mail to: Atl.catering@wafflehouse.com

34 posted on 05/03/2014 9:16:44 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

I want the truck to come to me, every morning, free.


35 posted on 05/03/2014 9:18:38 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: FreedomPoster

How much did it cost you? Was there a minimum? Do they require a certain number of attendees?


36 posted on 05/03/2014 9:19:14 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: FreedomPoster

That truck is almost as big as the restaurants.

I would miss the waitresses standing 5 feet from the cook and yelling out the order.


37 posted on 05/03/2014 9:19:52 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: BenLurkin

The three prong is more deadly.


38 posted on 05/03/2014 9:19:57 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: When do we get liberated?; Kickass Conservative; Georgia Girl 2

You can tell we’ve all been to Waffle House.

And no, Kickass Conservative, our legislators didn’t pass Constitutional carry, but they did open up the places where licensed concealed carry is allowed quite a bit, removing a number of previously restricted locations.

Also, see my previous with the pic.


39 posted on 05/03/2014 9:20:40 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: raccoonradio

ROTFLMAO


40 posted on 05/03/2014 9:21:23 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Scoutmaster

In my several travels through NC, VA and SC, I saw one intersection with one exit east and another west bound. Waffle Houses on each side of the Interstate.


41 posted on 05/03/2014 9:22:41 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Gaffer

I didn’t arrange it, so don’t know. Send them mail and ask, they’re a friendly bunch. I know a couple people who work there, one at the main corporate offices, and another guy who is ops manager for about a 60-location franchisee in NE GA.


42 posted on 05/03/2014 9:22:53 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: morphing libertarian

It’s pretty close to the size of the actual kitchen in a Waffle House, no doubt.

They had a waitress standing outside the truck, working the line of even attendees, writing orders on her pad, then passing them into the short order cook.


43 posted on 05/03/2014 9:25:08 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

Just wondering....I thought it might be nice to say have it pull up outside my daughter’s house if me and wife were there overnight and then have everybody wake up to it outside and they could order what they want. I know if would be expensive, but I’m wondering “how expensive.”


44 posted on 05/03/2014 9:25:11 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Lazamataz

Who doesn’t!?


45 posted on 05/03/2014 9:25:56 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

In my experience, orders MUST be yelled at the cook, but I’d try it anyway.


46 posted on 05/03/2014 9:27:12 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

Once upon a time, the Clairmont Road and I-85 intersection in the NE Atlanta area had Waffle Houses at 3 of the 4 quadrants. I think they’re down to two now.

It’s likely there are intersections with 3 out there now.


47 posted on 05/03/2014 9:28:32 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

Wow, I think my siting was in NC.

Used to frequent the one in Durham by I-40, across the Interstate from the Hampton Inn.

I worked with a guy doing some consulting. We were working with DOC in NC. One Monday night he drove around for two hours trying to find a “good” restaurant. Everything had closed early. Wound up back at the Waffle House across from the motel. Could have had two more hours of sleep.

I’ll have a pecan waffle and an orange juice. Thanx.


48 posted on 05/03/2014 9:35:09 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Veggie Todd

The story doesn’t say how he was identified. Probably license plate, I guess
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Don’t know how ‘big’ Norcross may be but my experience in Waffle Houses in ‘smaller communities’ is that after 1 AM or so a lone ‘stranger’ will get the local LEO to ‘stop by for a cup of coffee’.

I ‘drew out’ the entire night shift in a town or two in Terrell County GA because I was wearing a ball cap with “USS Terrell County - LST 1157” on it.
After being ‘interviewed’, someone picked up the tab for my breakfast - However the SYT made out as she got my payment in tip.


49 posted on 05/03/2014 9:37:54 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) --"On occasion, nothing said says a lot more than saying something".)
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To: morphing libertarian
At a major interstate intersection, that's not uncommon.

Waffle House has more locations than IHOP, and the area where Waffle Houses are more popular than IHOP is the new Maxon-Dixon line.

The Rogers family had/has a successful formula.

50 posted on 05/03/2014 9:59:27 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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