Employees at the Popeye’s Chicken near The Loop in Mobile got an unwelcome visitor this morning that resulted in one employee being rushed to the hospital.
35-year-old Joseph Roper was arrested by Mobile Police only hours after the crime took place this morning around 9:15 a.m.
“When the subject, Joseph Roper, entered the back door of the restaurant. He was armed with a handgun and demanding cash. During the course of the robbery, Roper actually shot the victim once in the upper thigh. The victim was transported to a local hospital and was listed in stable condition,” said Terence Perkins, an officer with the Mobile Police Department.
Roper is being charged with Robbery 1st and Assault 2nd. He has a lengthy arrest record that includes domestic violence, illegally carrying a firearm, among other charges.