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911 calls shed light on brazen Pleasant Ridge Chili robbery

(Cincinnati Police Department) (Cincinnati Police Department)
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In late August, a man walked to Pleasant Ridge Chili and shoved a gun in the face of a waitress. Calls to 911 are shedding light on that incident.

Surveillance video captured a man walking into the restaurant and over to the waitress. He then shoved a gun in her face.

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Christopher Binford, 19, was taken into custody after the incident.

"He touched me on my forehead with it, then he touched me on the side of my face, the side of my neck. It was the most horrifying thing I've ever been through," Katie Rooney said.

Rooney said they were suspicious of Binford as he walked in. She said he stayed in the bathroom so long she forgot about him until he came out.

In the 911 calls, witnesses express their concern not only for everyone in the restaurant:

Caller: There's people screaming, he's running down the street with a firearm

But also the waitress:

Caller: I'm just hoping she's OK, I'm really worried about her

VIDEO: Robber shoves gun in worker's face at Pleasant Ridge Chili

The staff at Pleasant Ridge Chili said they are like family and they've got a loyal fan base of customers, who are so grateful everyone is OK.

Binford is scheduled to appear in court Friday.

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