Jason McDaniel

Jason McDaniel turned the tables on an armed intruder at L.A. Tan in Orland Park. (CBS)

Church Honors ‘Honeybee’ Hero

ORLAND PARK, Ill. (WBBM) – Jason McDaniel, along with his wife and toddler daughter, accepted a plaque, engraved bible and gift certificate from the pastor of Ashburn Baptist Church in south suburban Orland Park this […]

WBBM Newsradio–01/02/2011

Jason McDaniel killed L.A. Tan gunman Gary Amaya (right). (CBS)

L.A. Tan Honors Hero Who Killed Gunman

The tanning salon chain awarded Jason McDaniel $5,000 for his bravery for disarming Gary Amaya, the suspected “Honeybee Killer.”


In this image, Jason McDaniel  (left) is ready to lunge for the weapon held by Gary Amaya (right). An employee for LA Tan has been tied up and is sitting in a chair.

L.A. Tan Steps Up Security As Workers Try To Cope

Just days after a gunman was shot to death by a customer-turned-hero, an Orland Park tanning salon is stepping up security. And, as CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports, employees are finding security in each other, too.


An Image From Surveillance Video At L.A. Tan In Orland Park. (CBS)

Surveillance Video Released In LA Tan Robbery, Shooting

Surveillance video from the weekend robbery and subsequent shooting at an LA Tan in Orland Park was released Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2010

Jason McDaniel killed L.A. Tan gunman Gary Amaya (right). (CBS)

‘Honeybee Killer’: Case Closed?

It’s likely investigators will comment today as evidence mounts that the gunman killed at an Orland Park tanning salon over the weekend, was the “honeybee killer.”

CBS Chicago–12/14/2010

Beecher Suspect New Sketch

UPDATE: Salon Gun Matches Gun In ‘Honeybee’ Spree

The pistol used in a weekend robbery at an Orland Park tanning parlor is the same weapon that killed a man and wounded two others during a two-state shooting spree in October.


Jason McDaniel killed L.A. Tan gunman Gary Amaya (right). (CBS)

Praise Continues For Man Who Killed L.A. Tan Gunman

Company gives Jason McDaniel a $5,000 reward and a lifetime of free tanning — for turning the tables on a suspected killer.