City Ezell’s Under Attack
posted by May 13 at 14:21 PMon
After two and a half relatively crime-free decades, Ezell’s Famous Chicken—the Central District mainstay and Official Feeder of Oprah(TM)—has been experiencing a rash of robberies.
As KIRO reports:
“Within the last four months, we have been broken into more times than the entire time we have been at the corner here (at 23rd Avenue East and East Jefferson Street),” said President Lewis Rudd. Surveillance video showed a man breaking a side window early Saturday morning after the restaurant closed, looking for cash inside the business and then fleeing when an alarm sounded.
They said they were surprised by the burglary because Ezell’s has a reputation for giving former criminals a second chance and a job—something they said they are willing to do with this burglar. “It’s disheartening, (a) sad situation. I would ask the guy come in. I will give you a job. It will be better for you in the long run. I know he must be down on his luck,” Rudd said.
Dear robbers: Leave Ezell’s alone. If you must rob someplace, rob Chili’s.