Sheriff: Man arrested after suspect wearing 'aviator' goggles robs KFC at gunpoint


    Booking photo for Patrick Ouelette alongside evidence recovered from his home - Washington County Sheriff's Office images.

    ALOHA, Ore. – A man wearing an “aviator” style hat and goggles robbed an Aloha KFC at gunpoint on Saturday night, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said.

    Deputies managed to arrest the suspect, Patrick Ouellette, on Sunday morning after an hours-long standoff at his home on SW Annie Lane.

    The incident started about 7:20 p.m. Saturday when a man walked into the Kentucky Fried Chicken on SW T.V. Highway at 187th Avenue while brandishing a gun. The suspect took some cash from employees at the register, got into a Hyundai and drove off.

    Witnesses managed to get a license plate for the car, linked to 33-year-old Ouellette, and investigators said they developed “additional compelling evidence” that he was responsible.

    Deputies went to his home at about 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Washington County detectives, deputies, Tactical Negotiations Team and the Crisis Negotiations Unit were all called out to the scene.

    Ouellette surrendered at about 12:20 p.m. Sunday.

    Detectives said they found a handgun, a hat, and aviator goggles that matched the ones used in the robbery.

    Ouellette was booked into the Washington County Jail on first-degree robbery and first-degree theft. He’s being held on $250,000 bail.

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