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Suspected Tampa Serial Killer Worked at McDonald's; Attended St. John's University
PJ Media ^ | November 29,2017 | BY DEBRA HEINE

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at pjmedia.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: floridaman; serialkiller; tampa

1 posted on 11/29/2017 6:51:24 PM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

It’s the left. They are making it ok for those with a screw loose to act out.


2 posted on 11/29/2017 6:56:35 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Hojczyk

See, see you mean old crackers! This fine outstanding gentleman was getting his life together!


3 posted on 11/29/2017 7:04:29 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (10% pure, flat income tax for everyone. No deductions, credits, or loopholes.)
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To: Hojczyk

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.


4 posted on 11/29/2017 7:08:30 PM PST by ColdOne ((I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11~ Best Election Ever! It is offical, we are at war!)
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To: Hojczyk

40 cal Glock and the guy had been in nyc. Maybe he thought he was palexaco Burris of ny giant famed.


5 posted on 11/29/2017 7:15:16 PM PST by Mouton (The MSM is a clear and present danger to the republic.)
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To: ColdOne

Maybe because a gun is heavier than a cheeseburger.


6 posted on 11/29/2017 7:24:54 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (WINNING! !!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

+1


7 posted on 11/29/2017 7:26:43 PM PST by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Inernet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: Hojczyk

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.


8 posted on 11/29/2017 7:47:26 PM PST by tefis (Morning in America 01/20/2017! Thank you President Trump!)
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To: Hojczyk
How can this be? I thought all serial killers were white?
9 posted on 11/29/2017 7:57:40 PM PST by Major Matt Mason (The U.S. Senate - where American freedom goes to die.)
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To: Hojczyk
Congratulations and thanks to the McDonald employee tipster and to the Tampa men in blue for great work.

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.

Leni

10 posted on 11/29/2017 8:08:31 PM PST by MinuteGal (MAGA !!!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Not heavier than my favorite cheeseburger.


11 posted on 11/29/2017 8:22:13 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Gone but not forgiven.)
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To: Hojczyk
Suspected Tampa Serial Killer Worked at McDonald's; Attended St. John's University

This guy is a product of the Obama presidency.

How?

Well, he went to college, and with the Obama economy, all he could find for work was a job flipping burgers.





BTW, it's kinda scary thinking that the murdering fiend just lived about 1.5 miles from my home. I drive past his neighborhood and elementary school quite often. And he went to the closest high-school near my neighborhood.
12 posted on 11/29/2017 8:23:13 PM PST by adorno
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To: reg45

LMAO!


13 posted on 11/29/2017 8:42:42 PM PST by Loud Mime (Liberalism: Intolerance masquerading as tolerance, Ignorance masquerading as Intelligence)
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To: ColdOne

It didn’t smell like french fries.


14 posted on 11/30/2017 12:28:24 AM PST by taxesareforever (Islam is an ideology. It is NOT a religion.)
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To: ColdOne
but why did she look in the bag?

Because he told her not to look in the bag.

15 posted on 11/30/2017 2:35:16 AM PST by NautiNurse (Don’t make me pay Ferrari prices for Chevy Vega health insurance.)
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To: Major Matt Mason

They all are white unless they aren’t.


16 posted on 11/30/2017 3:32:34 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie
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To: ColdOne
From article:

"...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.

17 posted on 11/30/2017 5:59:21 AM PST by T-Bone Texan
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

;)


18 posted on 11/30/2017 8:56:26 AM PST by ColdOne ((I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11~ Best Election Ever! It is offical, we are at war!)
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