After recognizing Facebook murderer Steve Stephens and contacting local authorities of his whereabouts, employees of a McDonald's in Erie, Pennsylvania, have been called heroes deserving of the $50,000 reward.
When Stephens was added to the FBI's most wanted list, a reward of up to $50,000 was offered for information leading to his arrest.
Although Stephens took his own life before the arrest, many people — including local law enforcement officials — believe the employees should be rewarded as they helped get a murderer off the street.
When 37-year-old Stephens pulled into the McDonald's drive thru, one unidentified employee recognized him and delayed his order while the owner phoned the police.
Moments later, Stephens drove off and was pursued by Pennsylvania State Police. He shot himself during the pursuit.
Although their actions didn't lead to an arrest, law enforcement officials believe the employee's quick thinking was crucial in locating Stephens, reported TMZ.
The employees who helped track Stephens would split the $50,000 reward supplied by the FBI, ATF and U.S. Marshal Service.
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