NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Police have arrested a man who admitted to robbing three fast food restaurants in North Myrtle Beach Tuesday night from the drive-thru with a shotgun while wearing a gorilla mask.
Michael Brletich, 31, admitted to police that he robbed the Arby's at about 9:40 p.m., attempted to rob the Wendy's at 9:50 p.m., and robbed the KFC at about 9:55 p.m., according to North Myrtle Beach police reports.
Brletich first went through the Arby's drive-thru and placed an order, the police report states. When the employee opened the drive-thru window, she found Brletich wearing a gorilla mask and pointing a shotgun at her. He told the employee, "Give me all your money and nobody will get hurt." She gave him a total of $174 dollars.
Brletich then asked her if that was all the money, and she said yes. He replied, "I believe you. You handled that well," and then drove off, according to the police report.
A few minutes later, Brletich drove through the drive-thru of the nearby Wendy's and again demanded all the money from the register, according to the report. The Wendy's employee immediately closed the drive-thru window and ran to the back of the store. The manager went back to the window to see Brletich driving a way.
Minutes later, Brletich ordered a meal from the KFC drive-thru, and again pointed a shotgun at the employee and demanded money, the report states. He reached in and put the shotgun through the window, and was given the money from the register before driving off.
According to the police reports, shortly after leaving the scene, Brletich was stopped in his older-model Jeep Cherokee by a North Myrtle Beach Police officer. A gorilla mask and a 12-gauge shotgun loaded with five rounds were found in the vehicle, matching the description given by the KFC employee. Police also found $464 in cash. After being mirandized by police, Brletich admitted to all three armed robberies, and he was arrested and taken to North Myrtle Beach Jail.