Police: Wanted sex offender caught watching porn at McDonald's

by: Mike Petchenik Updated:

ROSWELL, Ga. - A fugitive sex offender was caught watching porn on a computer in the middle of a crowded fast food restaurant, investigators said.
 
Brent Kellogg, 43, was arrested Monday at a McDonald's on Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell. Investigators said Kellogg was sitting at a table with his laptop, when an off-duty Fulton County sheriff's deputy noticed what appeared to be a lewd image on the screen. He notified the store manager, who then notified police.
 
“It is a public place. It’s lunchtime. There’s a lot of kids there," Roswell police officer Lisa Holland told Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik.

When officers confronted Kellogg, he started erasing images off his computer and led them on a short foot chase, Holland said.  A police report Petchenik obtained says officers confiscated Kellogg's laptop and several other items, including a hard drive.

Kellogg was convicted of child molestation in Henry County in 1997 and sentenced to 20 years in prison, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections website. Henry County police said he served eight years after pleading guilty to molesting a 4-year-old relative in Hampton. Records show he failed to register as a sex offender when he was released. Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokesman John Bankhead called him an “absconder.”

Customers outside the McDonalds told Petchenik they were amazed at what police said Kellogg did.

“I think he wanted someone to catch him because why would he do it in such an open place where everybody could be walking past him?" said Liz Hall. "I think it’s shocking, actually."

McDonald's sent Petchenik a statement saying, "McDonald’s restaurants have always played an active role in supporting the communities where our customers live and work. We are glad that we were in a position to be able to contribute to keeping the Roswell community safe."

Roswell police said Kellogg remains in their jail under a $6,000 bond.  He's charged with obstruction, but Holland said more charges could be possible depending on what investigators find on his computer.

A neighbor told Petchenik he's not surprised by the arrest.

“Seemed like a burnout kind of down on his luck," said Travis Ray.  "I don’t understand what people are thinking.”

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