Sheriff: Search For 2 Men In McDonald’s Hostage Incident

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities are searching for two men who crashed a stolen car and then held employees hostage briefly at a McDonald’s restaurant outside Tampa, Florida.

Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee told reporters Saturday one of the three men involved in the car theft surrendered at the McDonald’s. Gee said the whereabouts of the other two were unclear, but the employees were all safe.

The sheriff said the incident unfolded about 7:30 a.m. when the stolen Dodge Charger was spotted on Interstate 4 near Lakeland, about 40 miles east of Tampa.

After a short chase the car crashed and the three occupants tried unsuccessfully to carjack someone at the nearby McDonald’s. The men then went inside and forced the employees to the back. They were later freed. No hostages were customers.


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