On August 8, 2017 at about 12:06 a.m.

Officers were flagged down by a security guard indicating he had just pepper sprayed a subject at the McDonalds – 1540 2nd Street. Officers detained the possible suspect outside of the restaurant. Officers determined the subject walked behind the cash registers in an area restricted for employees. The suspect walked towards a register that was open and appeared he was trying to take cash. An employee tried to pull him away but was unable to. The security guard pepper sprayed the subject in the face and walked the suspect outside. The suspect was taken into custody. Brian Joseph Barret , 27, homeless was arrested for robbery, and parole violation. No bail was set.

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