A man attempted to rob a McDonald’s in Maine with a chainsaw. The suspect did not steal any cash, but he did take a free drink and food, according to police.
Alice Sweet was arrested around 3:30 pm on Tuesday, according to a post on the Westbrook Police Department’s Facebook page. Authorities found Sweet after responding to reports of a man chasing people with a chainsaw at a local McDonald’s.
The department’s Facebook post reads, “Today around 3:30 pm, multiple 911 calls were received reporting that a male was chasing people with a chainsaw at McDonald’s. All on-duty officers responded immediately to the area. Officers quickly located the suspect by the VIP Tires on Riverside Street in Portland. The suspect ran from officers, but was quickly caught and arrested without further incident by the Fireside Inn.”
The post also said that Sweet took the chainsaw into a local McDonald’s and waved it around behind the counter. The post says he “revved the chainsaw intermittently, and stole a drink and some food. When the manager confronted the suspect in the parking lot, the suspect began chasing the manager with the chainsaw. The suspect also used the chainsaw to damage two vehicles that were at the restaurant.”
There were no injuries.
Sweet has been charged with robbery, criminal mischief, refusing to submit to arrest, and violation of conditions of release, according to authorities.