Kansas City police are looking for a man who was filmed robbing a Jimmy John’s, where the chillest man who’s ever lived works. The incident occurred around 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday, when an “unknown black male wearing a light blue hooded sweatshirt entered the restaurant, placed an order, then pointed a gun at the cashier demanding money from the register.” It’s an experience that would terrify most people — I get uncomfortable when someone points a water gun at me — but not the guy working the register.
The surveillance footage is a beautiful silent film, one that tells a complete story. The man in the blue hoodie walks up to the counter to order a sandwich, or maybe a dill pickle to go, but doesn’t take his hands out of his pockets. Until about 30 seconds in, when he clumsily reveals to the Jimmy John’s staffer that he’s packing heat. Rather than panicking, the indifferent employee takes out the money in the register and hands it over, all while looking like someone who’s been woken up mid-nap. Dude’s seen some sh*t (as has everyone who has worked in fast food), but he’d still rather have a gun in his face than deal with the paperwork he’s going to have to fill out.
If you recognize the suspect — who, to be fair, could have also stolen a cookie, but didn’t — police are asking you to call 816-474-TIPS (8477).
(Via Kansas City Police)