McDonald's employee in Holly Springs shot while escaping would-be robber
Posted July 2
Holly Springs, N.C. — A McDonald's employee was shot early Wednesday after a man kidnapped her from her home in Raleigh and forced her to drive to the restaurant in Holly Springs so he could rob the business, authorities said.
The woman, whose name was withheld by police, arrived home about 12:30 a.m. after finishing her shift when the man confronted her at gunpoint. She drove him back to the restaurant, which was closed.
Police said when man got out of her car, she drove away. She was shot during her escape and drove herself to a hospital. Her injuries were not life-threatening.
"She's very fortunate," said Mark Andrews, spokesman for the town of Holly Springs. "She was hit and she was wounded, but of course it could have been much more serious. She's lucky to have gotten away. She took the opportunity to get away. You don't know what would have happened if she went into the restaurant with him."
Andrews said the man did not get inside the restaurant or steal anything from the property.
Holly Springs police are working with Raleigh police to find the gunman. The description of the man was vague, but he was short and thin and armed with a silver revolver.
Anyone with information is asked to call Holly Springs police at 919-567-4708.