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OKLAHOMA CITY – An armed robber targeted a south Oklahoma City Taco Bell and an unknowing customer offered to pay for the suspect’s meal.

A man at the counter threatened a worker at the fast food chain on the 3000 block of S.W. 3rd St. Wednesday.

The suspect demanded money and the employee at the drive-thru window tried to signal to the other customer what was going on inside. Taco bell robbery suspect Gentry

That drive-thru customer misunderstood and came into the restaurant offering to pay for the armed suspect’s meal.

The suspect refused.

Minutes later an officer arrived, also not realizing a robbery was underway.

The officer said he thought it was a domestic incident.

OKC Police Capt. Dexter Nelson said when the officer frisked the suspect, Markeese Gentry, he found a loaded pistol in his waistband with a 30-round clip.

Gentry was arrested for armed robbery and no one was injured.

Officers said they would like to speak to the unknowing customer who offered to buy the suspect’s meal.