David Chang

Man Impersonating Firefighter Steals from Philly Popeyes Chicken: Police

Police are searching for a man who they say impersonated a firefighter and then stole money from a Philadelphia Popeyes Chicken restaurant.

The unidentified man walked into the Popeyes on 314 West Lehigh Avenue back on June 10 at 6 p.m., according to investigators. The man allegedly told the manager he was a fireman from Ladder 1 and had to change out the restaurant’s fire extinguishers. Police say the manager got approval from the general manager and the suspect was granted permission to update the extinguishers.

The suspect then gave the manager two invoices for a total of $476 and received the money, according to investigators. The suspect told the manager he had to get tools from his vehicles, police said. He then allegedly left the restaurant and never returned.

Police released surveillance video of the suspect. He’s described as a stocky man standing 5-foot-10 in his mid-40s. He was last seen wearing a black polo shirt and faded blue jeans.

If you have any information on the suspect, please call 215-686-8477.

Contact Us