Posted: Aug 3, 2010 8:34 PM by Alison Haynes
SLIDELL, La. (AP) - Slidell police say a 24-year-old man
apparently shot and killed himself on Interstate 10 in Mississippi
after trying to hold up a fast-food restaurant in Slidell.
Capt. Kevin Foltz says the man's name is being withheld until
his family is notified.
Foltz says the man ordered a worker at knifepoint to let him in
the restaurant's back door, then ordered the manager - a
44-year-old woman - to open the safe. Instead, she grabbed the
man's face and pushed him against the wall.
Foltz says the man ran out and drove toward Mississippi in a
gold Grand Marquis.
He said Mississippi authorities soon notified Slidell police
that the car had crashed into a bridge on I-10 in Bay St. Louis.
Slidell detectives confirmed it was the would-be robber.
Bay St. Louis police could not be immediately reached.