It had all the makings of an all-too-familiar hostage drama.
Two alleged robbers of a La Verne clothing store run into a McDonald's to evade the cops. The restaurant, teeming with customers and employees, is surrounded by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's SWAT team. The stalemate lasts 6 1/2 hours, with the cops poised for action and TV news crews broadcasting live from the scene. Only thing is, the suspect inside never drew a gun, threatened anyone or forced them to remain inside. Instead, he remained on the floor with the customers and played tick-tack-toe with children. What's more, his behavior was captured on the restaurant's security camera.