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A man in an “angry clown mask” robbed an Atlanta Waffle House Tuesday and shot a customer in the neck as he escaped, police said.
Police were summoned to the restaurant in the city’s northwest shortly after 6 a.m., Fox 5 Atlanta reported. The shooting victim was expected to recover.
Witnesses told cops they first saw the man pacing in the parking lot, the station reported. He was wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt. Then, they said they saw him enter the restaurant and walk straight to the restroom.
“When he came out of the restroom he had a gun and was wearing what I can only describe as an angry clown mask, concealing his face,” Atlanta Police Capt. Andrew Senzer told the station.
The suspect stole keys and wallets from the half-dozen people who were in the restaurant at the time and grabbed the cash register, Fox 5 added. One of his victims reportedly threw his keys at the man.
The bullet that struck the patron shattered a glass window before it hit him, the station reported.
Cops found the getaway car during a search of the Georgia Tech campus. The gunman had stolen it from the Waffle House parking lot, according to the station.