Skip to comments.Suspected Tampa Serial Killer Worked at McDonald's; Attended St. John's University
Posted on 11/29/2017 6:51:23 PM PST by Hojczyk
The man suspected in the serial killings that terrorized a Tampa neighborhood for two months worked at a McDonald's -- and on the day of his arrest, brought a loaded gun to work in a McDonald's bag.
Donaldson was arrested at the McDonald's after police received a tip about the gun -- the same gun that was used in the four killings, according to authorities.
The suspect, who had previously attended St. John's University in New York City, reportedly brought a loaded .40-caliber Glock to the restaurant and asked a co-worker to hold it while he was getting a payday loan.
According to Donaldson's arrest affidavit, he stated he wanted to leave Florida.
The employee quickly informed her manager about the gun. The manager then alerted a Tampa police officer who happened to be enjoying some fast food at a table in the restaurant.
When Donaldson returned to work, police were waiting for him and took him into custody, according to the arrest report.
Donaldson admitted that he owned the gun but did not admit to the killings, Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan said at a news conference. Dugan said there was "no apparent motive" to explain the murder spree.
"He was cooperative, but did not tell us why he was doing this," he said.
Dugan praised the employee who tipped off the police.
"The person who called us, I cannot thank them enough for standing up and doing the right thing and saying 'this doesn't seem right, why does this person have a gun in a bag?'" Dugan told reporters.
The police chief said the Glock was the missing evidence authorities needed to solve the case, in addition to the surveillance video of the suspect leaving the scene of one of the killings.
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It’s the left. They are making it ok for those with a screw loose to act out.
See, see you mean old crackers! This fine outstanding gentleman was getting his life together!
I am glad they got this guy but something is up with that girls story. On TV they said he told her to hold a bag for him....she looked in it and saw that gun.
Glad she looked in the bag, but why did she look in the bag? Saw that on TV.
40 cal Glock and the guy had been in nyc. Maybe he thought he was palexaco Burris of ny giant famed.
Maybe because a gun is heavier than a cheeseburger.
I hate stories like this. I worked with Howell ll (the father) for several years. Truly awesome man and lovely family. Such a tragedy on all sides. Prayers for all impacted families including the Donaldsons.
This from someone who lives in the greater Tampa Bay area....we can all breathe a sigh of relief now that this animal has been captured.
Not heavier than my favorite cheeseburger.
It didn’t smell like french fries.
Because he told her not to look in the bag.
They all are white unless they aren’t.
"...The manager then alerted a Tampa police officer who happened to be enjoying some fast food at a table in the restaurant...."
That there is pure conjecture on the part of the reporter.
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