Columbus cop at McDonald’s drive-thru catches robbery suspect

Columbus Police Sgt. Nick Konves was able to catch the robber and get the victim’s wallet back in short order

Michael Eisel, Columbus
Courtesy: WCMH

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – A suspect accused of robbing a man in a west Columbus McDonald’s didn’t make it very far after leaving the restaurant.

According to Columbus police, 32-year-old Michael Eisel tried to grab a 68-year-old man’s wallet as the victim left the restroom Wednesday afternoon. Eisel and the victim fought and the victim was knocked to the ground.

As the robbery was happening, police said Sgt. Nick Konves was going through the drive-thru. He heard yelling and saw some people run out of the restaurant.

Konves was able to catch Eisel and get the victim’s wallet back in short order.

Eisel was arrested and charged with robbery.

“The victim was in town from Lancaster to help out family. For this to happen, he was holding a cane, I’m glad I was there to help,” Konves said.

Police said after the arrest, Konves was able to order the fish sandwich he wanted in the first place.

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