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BRPD: Man robbed restaurant for sandwich

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Posted: Oct 2, 2013 6:03 PM by Rob Krieger
Updated: Oct 2, 2013 7:01 PM
Source: WBRZ

  Rating: 5.0 (1 vote)

Topics: Subway, Robbery, Southgate Towers, gun, sandwich

BATON ROUGE - A man is in jail after police said he forced a couple of "sandwich artists" to make a 12-inch roast beef sub at gunpoint.

Investigators said Daniel Hobdy, 29, walked into the Subway restaurant on Burbank and demanded the employees make him a sandwich. After the crew prepared the sub he took off on foot, but made it only about a block before police caught up with him.

LSU Police and BRPD surrounded Hodby, and said he brandished the revolver at them in the parking lot of Southgate Towers. Witnesses said the commotion drew them to the scene.

"I hear some screaming and I run out to the balcony and this dude is holding the gun up in the air, with 15 cops all pointing guns at him and they're screaming back and forth and he's asking what he has to do to get them to shoot him," said Michael Markowitz, who captured the scene on his cell phone.

One resident watched as police finally were able to capture the suspect.

"It looks like he's going to run at him and try to do something and one of the cops took off in like a dead sprint, like tackled the dude and slammed him into the car. It looks like they knocked him out because they got on top of him and he wasn't moving," said Dax Normand, who lives in the apartment complex.

Hobdy was booked into parish prison on armed robbery charges. No one was hurt during the robbery.

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