Homeless man found in dumpster after robbing restaurant

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - A homeless man is in jail charged with robbing a restaurant in Pascagoula. Authorities said around 6:30 Saturday evening, 49-year-old Richard McGhan entered the Pizza Hut on Hospital Road claiming to have a weapon.

He then hopped the counter and assaulted the manager before fleeing on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Pascagoula Police arrived on the scene and deployed K9 units which quickly picked up the scent of the suspect and apprehended him about 45 minutes after the robbery in a dumpster behind the Pizza Hut.

McGhan was charged with simple assault and armed robbery.

He is being held at the Pascagoula jail.

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