NORTH SALT LAKE -- A man suspected of committing a robbery on Christmas Eve was identified by his red and white underwear.
A man, who was later identified as Matthew James Quayle-Herren, walked into the Subway restaurant at 1095 N. Highway 89 at 12:26 a.m. Christmas Eve. His face was covered with a red bandana and sunglasses, and he was wearing a dark hoodie. However, his loose-fitting jeans showed off his red and white underwear, said North Salt Lake Assistant Police Chief Troy Johnson.
Johnson said a juvenile who was in the restaurant with his father saw the brightly-colored underwear.
Quayle-Herren, 30, lifted his shirt when he was at the counter and demanded money from the register. The clerk believed what was shown "was the butt of a weapon," Johnson said.
The employee opened the register and backed away, while Quayle-Herren grabbed about $70 in cash and fled the store, dropping some bills on the way out.
The employee saw an older silver SUV speed out of a nearby parking lot and go toward Interstate 15. A Davis County sheriff's officer pulled the SUV over near 600 N. 500 West in Bountiful.
Quayle-Herren asked for an attorney and would not speak to the officers, Johnson said.
Officers got a search warrant and found the red bandana and sunglasses inside the vehicle. A Bountiful police officer found a black hoodie on I-15, where it had been thrown out of the vehicle.
An evidence technician pointed out the red and white underwear Quayle-Herren was wearing while getting photographed, according to the probable cause statement.
He was booked in the Davis County Jail on several warrants and also on one count of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony. He is being held in lieu of a $40,000 bail. The Davis County Attorney's Office is reviewing the case before filing formal charges.
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