ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Employees say a Lowcountry fugitive expecting dinner at a Colorado hotel got more than he bargained for when he was met by US Marshals instead.
Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office officials say US Marshals arrested 51-year-old Bernard Hill who was wanted for charges of armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a crime in connection with an armed robbery at an IHOP in Orangeburg on Sunday.
Nathan Kilgore, an employee at a Colorado Springs hotel, captured Hill's arrest on video on Thursday.
According to Kilgore, Hill came into to the hotel with a brown paper bag full of money.
"He paid my wife 10 dollars for us to cook for him tonight," Kilgore said."My guess is he didn't want to leave the hotel, for fear of being recognized."
Kilgore said shortly after Hill called the front desk to ask about his meal, law enforcement arrived asking if Hill was in the hotel. Employees then called Hill down to the lobby where he was met by the officers and detained.
Kilgore said he heard Hill talking about South Carolina to the officers, and found out online that Hill is wanted in South Carolina.
Hill is believed to have robbed an IHOP in Orangeburg where he was once employed.
IHOP employees told investigators that around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, a former employee entered the business.
"This individual went in and even sat with a current employee before entering an office area," Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said. "The subject then fled after robbing the manager at gunpoint."
A report states the gunman was seen getting into a green vehicle being driven by a current employee.
Riheam Calloway, Jr., 20, was taken into custody not long after the robbery was reported.
"Calloway was located driving the car restaurant employees stated had fled scene," OCSO officials said.