Coworkers teased suspected serial killer about looking like a serial killer

Published Nov. 29, 2017

Before Howell Emanuel Donaldson III handed a gun to a McDonald's coworker and drew four murder charges, his coworkers had teased him about looking like the Seminole Heights killer, one of them said.

"We would tease him and say he was the killer, because he looked like the pictures," Gail Rogers, a four-year employee at the McDonald's in Ybor City, told the Tampa Bay Times.

"I called him the killer to his face," she said. "He didn't like that."

Rogers said the restaurant manager wasn't sure what to do when Donaldson handed over a gun in a bag.

"He handed her the gun," Rogers said. "He said he would text her what to do with it. I told her let's tell the police officer."


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