ATLANTA – Joseph Orlando Hood, a career offender, has been sentenced following his armed robbery of three Waffle House restaurants and a DeKalb County motel. Hood, 32, of Scottsdale, Georgia, robbed three Waffle House restaurants and a motel during a one-week span. Two of the restaurant robberies occurred on the same day. Hood shot at a customer during one of the Waffle House robberies. While he missed the customer, Hood nearly struck a Waffle House employee.
During the motel robbery, Hood hit an employee on the head with the butt of his gun, knocking the employee unconscious.