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OC Chipotle Workers Locked in Freezer During Armed Robbery

Scary stuff in the city of Orange as police search for a suspect

Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Another day, another scary fast food armed robbery story. This time the affected restaurant was a Chipotle in the city of Orange, where a masked man with a gun forced early morning employees into a freezer during the heist.

According to the OC Register, who first picked up the story, a bandana-wearing suspect walked into a Chipotle on E. Chapman Avenue around 8 a.m.on Wednesday morning demanding money. He was armed, so employees turned over what cash there was in the registers, but were then lead back into a walk-in freezer to wait while the assailant made his escape.

Police say the victims were able to escape from inside the freezer and were unhurt. In fact, according to LAist, the restaurant is already up and running, though no doubt some of the employees are still a little shaken up.