Former employee attempts to rob Crystal River restaurant, deputies say

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 11:57 AM EST

A Lecanto man was arrested Tuesday after deputies said he tried to rob a restaurant where he used to work. 

  • Former employee tries to rob Crystal River restaurant
  • Rodney Daniels charged with robbery with a firearm
  • Robbery occurred at Charlie's Fish House on Feb. 13

Rodney Daniels, Jr., 20, is accused of attempting to rob Charlie's Fish House in Crystal River with a knife. The incident occurred around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

Employees said the suspect, wearing a mask and holding a fixed blade knife, demanded money. The suspect, Daniels, was carrying a plastic grocery bag and ordered an employee to fill it with money, officials said. 

The employee refused and the suspect ran. Deputies along with their K9 unit located Daniels a short time later on Citrus Avenue in Crystal River. 

Daniels was arrested and charged with robbery with a firearm and is being held on a $50,000 bond.