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Chicken joint robbery thwarted by couple who just happened to be off-duty cops

Married off-duty cops stop a robbery
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Chase and Nicole McKeown's dinner date was a bit out of the ordinary last week, but some are calling the married couple's outing "date night goals."

The McKeowns were eating at Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers in Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday night when another man entered the restaurant. That man wasn't a patron – he was there to rob the place, Louisville's police department said on Facebook.

Business Robbery at Canes.

You never know who’s minding their own business but ready to put in work. This is the Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers at #MidCityMall Saturday night. Shout out to the two Elizabethtown Police Department officers that went from enjoying them delish chicken fingie’s to full-blown #Sheepdogs real quick. They chased the suspect in the Highlands and made the arrest with our 5th Division officers. Great work, EPD! #LMPD #Etown #BusinessRobbery #RaisinCanes #ChickenBaskets #ChickenFingies #ThatSauceIsOnPoint #OneLove #ThatSweetTeaTho #Chicken #AlwaysFreshNeverFrozen #LikeOurHashtags #EtownStaysDown #EPD #OffDutyResponse #WolfHunters #FormulateAplan #DivideAndConquer #StrongWerk

Posted by Louisville Metro Police Department on Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Surveillance video from Raising Cane's shows the suspect, wearing a hood and a white mask, approaching a cashier and pulling out what appears to be a gun. Little did he know the two people dining in the back of the restaurant were also armed.

The McKeowns aren't just a married couple – they're both police officers. The husband and wife met on the job at the police department in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, the department confirmed to CBS News.

The surveillance video shows Detective Chase McKeown and Officer Nicole McKeown springing into action, whipping out their guns and approaching the suspect before he flees the scene. They were off duty at the time, but the couple helped nearby Louisville police officers catch the suspect, according to Louisville police.

The department shared the surveillance video and praised the McKeowns on Facebook, their story going viral. "#DateNightGoals," the police department said, sharing a photo of the pair.

Louisville's police department shared surveillance video of two off-duty officers stopping an attempted robbery. The officers were later revealed to be a married couple out for dinner.
Louisville's police department shared surveillance video of two off-duty officers stopping an attempted robbery. The officers were later revealed to be a married couple out for dinner. Louisville Metro Police Department

The Elizabethtown Police Department told CBS News the couple has only been married for six months. They're probably still in the honeymoon phase of their marriage, but the McKeowns are already shaking up date night.

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