Armed Robber Interrupts Police Couple's Date Night

Detective Chase Mc Keown and Officer Nicole Mc Keown drew their guns and closed in on a robbery suspect in a fried chicken restaurant in Louisville Ky. Saturday night

The suspect, identified later by police as Justin Carter, spots the couple running toward him and he flees the restaurant.

"The couple, who met on the job at EPD when he was a patrol officer and she was a dispatcher at the agency, have been married 6 months", Elizabethtown Police said.

"I saw her hands go up like this and I'm like, 'Is he doing what I think he's doing?'" Nicole told reporters as she recalled the evening's events at a news conference on Tuesday.

CCTV footage captured the incredible moment Chase and Nicole - who work for the police department in Elizabethtown, near Louisville in the U.S. state of Kentucky - chose to take action. The two off-duty cops sprang into action from their table at a Louisville restaurant, drawing their firearms and chasing the suspect out of the building.

"We're trained for those kinds of situations", Nicole McKeown said.

Just before they jump up with their weapons drawn, the couple, who Wednesday in August, look at each other.

Detective Dan Mason of the Louisville Metro Police Department's Robbery Unit praised the married partners in blue for their bravery in foiling the robbery. He had dropped his gun before he ran away and was taken into custody outside Cane's, according to an arrest citation.

Since they first shared dinner at Raising Cane's on their wedding night, Chase and Nicole NcKeown say they have been going out on weekly date nights at the recommendation of their local church-although this most recent evening was apparently the most interesting by far.

Dramatic surveillance footage captured the crime fighters whipping out their handguns and pointing them at the man as they approached him.

Carter is a previous-convicted felon and was using a weapon stolen from a police officer from Jeffersontown.

© Louisville Metro Police Department Detective Chase McKeown and his wife, Officer Nicole McKeown, are pictured in this undated image.

A representative of Raising Cane's was on-hand to thank the officers, WDRB reported.

"In marriage, we've got each other", Chase McKeown added. Carter appeared in court on February 17 and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on February 25.



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