Big Mac attacks led to accused wife killer's capture - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Big Mac attacks led to accused wife killer's capture

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Memphis, Tenn. (WMC-TV) - Joe Caronna, the Cordova man accused of murdering his wife, had a taste for Big Macs and Egg McMuffins that ultimately led to his capture on Wednesday.

He spent his days on the run from police locked up in room 208 at the Howard Johnson Hotel in Jackson, Tennessee.
   
Caronna's love of fast food kept him visiting a nearby McDonald's three or four times a week for the three weeks he lived as a fugitive from the law. Employees there said they frequently saw his dark hummer parked outside.

The tip that lead to his capture stemmed from his numerous McDonald's visits, possibly from a customer who recognized his face and his vehicle.

Officers spotted his Hummer and surrounded his hotel room Wednesday.

They impersonated housekeeping and unlocked the door with a key, but the door's security lock prevented them from entering.

Caronna at first refused to open the door, saying he had a gun. He surrendered 15 minutes later.

On Thursday, Caronna appeared disheveled as two officers escorted him into court. 
 
"It didn't look like the Joe we thought we knew," said former friend Matt Struna. "Obviously, he hasn't been sleeping well. I thought he looked terrible."

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