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Real-Life “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”: Married Cops Foil Robbery That Interrupts Their Date Night

Two off-duty police officers—who happen to be married—were out for date night when they just happened to foil a burglary together.

Our current vote for sweetest (and kinda awesome) couple is Elizabethtown Police Department Detective Chase McKeown and…

Posted by WQXE Quicksie 98.3 on Tuesday, February 18, 2020

It’s very romantic and dangerous, like that movie where Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie play assassins who are married! (Except I never saw that movie, so sorry if the reference isn’t appropriate.)

Detective Chase McKeown and Officer Nicole McKeown, who met each other while working at the Elizabethtown Police Department in Louisville, Kentucky, were out at Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers—where they first ate after their wedding—when a man entered the restaurant wearing a mask. Somehow, because they were having chicken fingers, I am even more enraged that their date was disrupted.

The McKeowns, who have been married six months, realized their romantic eventing was being disrupted by a robber when they saw the cashier raise her hands.

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

“I saw her hands go up like this and I’m like, ‘Is he doing what I think he’s doing?'” Nicole said. “And [Chase was] like, ‘Yeah.'”

“There was literally no question. We just looked at each other: ‘Is this what’s going on? Let’s go,'” Chase said. “We just did what we felt like we had to do.”

I can just imagine them deeply sighing, putting down the chicken fingers, and springing to action.


Louisville Metro Police Department/Facebook

Security footage then shows the couple drawing their weapons and advancing on the 30-year-old suspect, warning him to drop his gun. The robber flees the scene being following by the McKeowns. Eventually, he was taken into custody when the McKeowns cornered him in a nearby yard until backup arrived.

I hope they were eventually able to get back to their disrupted dinner!

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