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Waiter: Man threatened Blue Ash restaurant workers with gun, crashed car during escape

Posted at 12:31 AM, Aug 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-02 00:31:55-04

BLUE ASH, Ohio -- Felipe Moreno has worked as a server at the Mexican restaurant El Vaquero for six years, but Tuesday morning still surprised him. A disoriented man entered the restaurant 15 minutes before opening and threatened the people inside.

The suspect, 34-year-old Aaron Suckrow, didn't appear bent on robbery, Moreno said. He was just angry and threatening.

"(He was) pointing at everybody, ‘I want to kill you guys,'" he said. "I ran back to the kitchen and screamed, ‘He got a gun! Run!'"

While Moreno called police, Suckrow fled on wheels -- although not very far. After making two laps of the restaurant parking lot, he crashed near Gate of Heaven Cemetery on Montgomery Road. He was apprehended trying to pick up another ride from a nearby Hyundai dealership.

"I have like five guys holding him down in the showroom right here," a 911 caller inside the dealership told police.

Blue Ash police hadn't publicized the charges Suckrow faced by Wednesday night. Moreno said he was just happy no one had been hurt.

"(It was) a crazy moment," he said. "We were choked up yesterday. Now I feel better."