VCSO: Deltona man arrested on robbery charges involving a hold-up at Circle K and drive-thru at Burger King in DeBary

DeBARY, Fla. -- A Deltona man wanted to have it his way at a Burger King drive-thru on Thanksgiving eve -- 10:27 p.m. EWednesday -- when he ordered two cheeseburgers and some fries, /*
ut he didn't ask them to hold the pickles or the lettuce. And he wanted money from the cash register.
But, of course, the manager stepped in and decided he was not going to have it his way. The window was pushed closed and he drove off like a schlep.
But that wasn' the end of this man's attempt at having it his way, a Volusia County Sheriff's Office spokesman said.
Deputies had scarcely begun their search for the suspect when just 10 minutes later and about 1.5 miles away from the Burger King, a man fitting the same description robbed a Circle K store on Deltona Boulevard in Deltona," Gary Davidson, a civilian employee for the sheriff, wrote in a news release emailed to media outlets at 8:25 a.m Thanksgiving morning "This time, the suspect managed to get away with some money. But he also was recognized by one of the store clerks, who initially thought the man was joking when he came to the counter with a 12-pack of beer and then announced: “I’m sorry to do this on Thanksgiving, but I need all the money in your register.'”
Davidson continued: "When another customer came up behind the suspect, he motioned for her to go in front of him. After the customer completed her transaction, the suspect then continued with the robbery. "The clerk said she was fearful for her safety and said the suspect looked like he was high on drugs, so she complied with his demands and handed over approximately $87 from the cash register. The man took the cash and beer and fled out the store."
During the course of the investigation, "deputies actually spoke to McCoy over the phone and he said he wanted to turn himself in," Davidson aaid in the news release. "He then called back at around 2:30 a.m. Thursday morning to report that he was in a grocery store parking lot in Sanford."
Seminole County Sheriff's deputies picked up McCoy and transported him to the John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Sanford, where he’s being held without bond on one count of robbery and one count of attempted robbery.

Henry Frederick Picture

Short Bio

Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.