Robbed Bar Customer Follows Crooks, Gets Tag Number for Cops



They say it’s a bar where everybody knows your name, but the sleepy, smoky, residential Turtle Bar in Metairie Monday night endured a minute-long scare that cleaned out patrons and the business’ earnings.

The pub at 8001 Karen Street was invaded by a group of mask-wearing, money-hungry gunmen who collected bags full of the bar’s cash and wallets of customers, leading to arrests of two and the search for an at-large, alleged stick-up man.

One anonymous customer decided his nervous night would come with more adventure.

“As they went out the door, I went behind them, gave them enough lead time that I knew I couldn’t be shot, and I jumped in my vehicle and chased them,” said the victim.

As the crooks sped off in their getaway vehicle, the pursuing victim stayed with them through the residential streets near the bar, fumbling in his SUV for a pencil to…

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