Barefoot Girl Robs Burger King at Knifepoint to Get Cheeseburger


Tampa, Florida (WTSP) – Tampa Police say a 13-year-old girl who just got out of Juvenile Detention robbed a Burger King Restaurant at knife point. But all she demanded was a cheeseburger. This happened around 9:30 Friday morning at the Burger King at 2601 E. Hillsborough Ave.

Police say the 13-year-old girl was just released from the Juvenile Assessment Center at 8:00 a.m. They say shortly after arriving home, she picked up a kitchen knife and walked to a nearby Burger King while wearing pajamas, socks and no shoes.

Officers say she confronted an employee, Ian Bowers, at the rear entrance to the business. She allegedly showed him her kitchen knife and yelled “Give me a burger!” Bowers tried to run away, but the suspect pushed through the rear door and chased after him with her knife in the air. A witness heard the suspect yelling, “Give me a (expletive) cheeseburger now!”

The suspect chased Bowers through the kitchen before she was subdued by other employees and held for police. No one was injured. The suspect told investigators she committed this offense simply because she was hungry and wanted a burger. She was taken back to the JAC and charged with armed burglary, armed robbery, and violation of home detention.


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