Man arrested trying to commit robbery in McDonald's bathroom

Police in Redding arrested a man they say tried to rob a customer inside a McDonalds restroom.

Posted: Nov 17, 2017 10:04 AM
Updated: Nov 17, 2017 12:07 PM

Police in Redding arrested a man they say tried to rob a customer inside a McDonalds restroom.

It happened just before 5pm Thursday at the McDonalds on Lake Boulevard.

Investigators say a 74 year old men when into the restroom where the suspect, 29-year-old Michael Converse, demanded he give him his wallet and said he had a gun.

The victim shoved the would-be robber - who then ran off on foot.

Converse was arrested nearby and identified by a witness, and surveillance video.

Police say he admitted to the attempted robbery.

It turns out, converse is a parolee, released from prison just last month.

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