Waffle House waitress pulled gun on robbers who threatened to shoot everyone

A Waffle House waitress took matters into her own hands after three robbers entered the restaurant and demanded cash. 

Heather Burkinshaw-Stanley followed three robbers out of the restaurant and fired a shot after they stole $200 from the Waffle House worked at in Newnan on U.S. 29, according to a police report. 

The three men walked into the diner about 2:30 a.m. Thursday and ordered a meal, according to a police report. 

Twenty minutes later, one of the men walked over to the counter and presented a note threatening to shoot every one inside if he didn’t get “all of the money,” according to the report. The waitress at the counter told police she didn’t see a gun and one was never shown. 

The waitress gave the man $200 and the suspects walked to their car. 

But before they could even get in it, Burkinshaw-Stanley went to her car, grabbed her gun and fired a shot in the air. 

The suspects drove to the BP next door before heading south on U.S. 29. Witnesses say a red Ford Crown Victoria followed behind the robbers’ gold or tan SUV.

Witnesses told police the man who handed the note has a cross tattoo in the middle of his forehead. Another man was wearing light blue jeans with holes in them and a pair of white Nike’s with an orange or pink top, according to the police report. 

The robbery was the third at that Waffle House since September, Channel 2 Action News reported. Authorities are not yet sure if they are connected.

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