Source: NY Times

A fast-food restaurant manager was killed Sunday after he talked two intruders into taking him as a hostage in place of one of his colleagues.

The police said today that the death of the manager, Dewayne M. Bible, might have resulted from his insistance on turning off a freezer where five women were held at a McDonald’s restaurant. The gunmen entered the restaurant at 8 A.M., said Sgt. Fred L. Jackson of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. He said the men ordered coffee and waited for three customers to leave before announcing a holdup.

The gunmen robbed the employees and escaped with an undisclosed amount of money from several cash drawers, Sergeant Jackson said.

The women said they had been locked inside a basement freezer and later managed to free themselves.

Added: October 20, 2007