DA of the Day: Robber Takes Chicken When Opening the Register Fails

February 6, 2019

By Joe Cingrana/WCBS-FM

For our DA of the Day today we have a dummy robber who couldn’t get the cash register open at a New Orleans Popeyes restaurant, so he took fried chicken instead!

I mean, naturally. This writer would have done the exact same thing had he been robbing a Popeyes -- but I digress. I guess the real lesson here is: Learn your trade. Learn how to open a cash register if you're going to be demanding what's inside. It would behoove you to know at least that much.


According to reports, 27-year-old Phillip Lee was arrested later on allegations of simple robbery and simple battery in relation to the botched hold-up. A judge set his bond at $13,500.

That's about 1,469 Bonafide Chicken Combos.