Louisville, KY-Two married off-duty police officers are being praised for stopping an armed robbery during a date at a fast food restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky.
Detective Chase McKeown and Officer Nicole McKeown of Elizabethtown Police Department were on a weekly date night on February 15 at the Raising Cane restaurant when they were alerted of something going wrong.
A man wearing a surgical mask and a black hooded sweater pulled over his face was seen entering the popular fried chicken restaurant and threatened staff with a gun while pointing it at the cash register.
Nicole McKeown said, “That’s where that repetitiveness and that training kicks in.”
Surveillance video shows the McKoewns stand up and brandished their weapons while running through the restaurant towards the suspect.
The suspect, Justin Carter, is seen in the video running out the restaurant while the couple chased after him.
The McKeowns chased Carter through downtown Louisville and arrested him with the help of local police officers.
Elizabethtown PD praised the officers' "courageous and selfless" actions in a proud post on the department’s Instagram, adding the hashtag "#couplegoals."
“In marriage we’ve got each other,” Chase McKeown said. “We’re going to talk things out, we’re going to deal with whatever comes at us,” he added.