Suspect charged in robbing restaurant where mayor was eating

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Police have charged a suspect in the robbery of a Memphis restaurant where the mayor was having lunch.

Fred Traylor, 35, was captured by police hours after he allegedly robbed a Piccadilly's Cafeteria where Mayor Willie Herenton was eating Friday afternoon.

Herenton and his bodyguard, Officer Wayne Curry, were eating when the cashier screamed out, "I've been robbed!"

Curry ran after the suspect, but lost him.

A few hours later, Traylor was found hiding under a nearby house. Police said they recovered $680 but found no weapon.

Traylor was charged Saturday with one count of robbery and was held on a $40,000 bond.

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