A Georgia guy who claimed to be too intoxicated to work his Thanksgiving shift at a Steak ‘n Shake nonetheless showed up at the franchise hours next — apparently still drunk — holding a gun to try and rob it, officials said.
Kentarias Gowans, 20, of Flowery Branch, went to the steakburger and hand-dipped milkshake cafeteria around 10 p.m. Thursday and, rather of punching in, held a handgun to a co-worker’s head while demanding cash, Oakwood Police investigator Todd Templeton told the Gainesville Times.
The officers first on the spot were greeted by the sight of furious customers and workers fleeing the eatery, police told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Officials said they soon encountered Gowans, who was clearly still intoxicated and ordered him to drop his weapon.
Police told the paper Gowans initially started to raise his gun at officers before throwing it to the ground.
Officers used a stun gun to restrain Gowans when he fought during the arrest, police said.
Gowans faces various charges, including many counts of aggravated assault, armed robbery, public drunkenness, underage consumption of drinks and carrying a hidden weapon, according to Hall County Jail records.
It’s unclear whether Gowans has an attorney – or a job.