On April 22, 2012 at approximately 10:30 p.m., Lakeland Police responded to the McDonald’s restaurant located at 715 E. Memorial Boulevard in reference to a robbery. Upon arrival officers spoke with witnesses, who stated the suspect entered the restaurant and jumped the counter, demanding food. During the incident, the manager was struck in the ribs with a baseball bat. The manager was transported to Lakeland Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Officers are on scene, interviewing witnesses. No suspect is in custody. The investigation is ongoing. No further information is available at this time.
-posted by Ann Dinges, PIO