According to the New York Times, the manhunt for Steve Stephens, the “Facebook killer,” ended partly because of his love for McDonald’s french fries, McNuggets, and the quick thinking of their employees.
The horrendous murder that was broadcast via Facebook terrified the country and spurred a nation-wide search for the killer. It ended in Erie, Pennsylvania, where Stephens stopped at a McDonald’s.
Employees noticed the man matched the description of the killer and tipped off the police. Stephens used the drive-thru to order a 20 Chicken McNuggets and a large order of French fries for $5.35. Workers gave him his McNuggets, but told him he’d have to wait for the fries – they were stalling in hopes that it would give the police time to get there.
Instead, he drove off without the fries. Police caught up with him soon after, and after a short chase, Stephens stopped his car.
When a police man approached the vehicle in hopes of apprehending him alive, Stephens fatally shot himself.