Burger King Shooting Suspect
An order for a car service at a Burger King in Memphis, Tennessee took a violent turn last week when a customer pulled out his gun and started firing at the restaurant’s employees about how long his order took.
Surveillance footage captured the incident at 5305 Winchester Road at Burger King on March 30.
“Upon arrival at the scene, officers were told that a female customer was angry with the waiting time to be served at the service window,” the Memphis Police Department (MPD) said.
Authorities said the woman, sitting in the front passenger seat, got out of the “medium-sized, four-door, gray sedan” and approached the hatch, where a verbal discussion began between her and the workers. Burger king.
“Video surveillance shows the suspect pulling a black gun out of the vehicle, sticking his upper body out of the car window, and firing several shots at Burger King workers,” police said.
“Workers were escaping gunfire from the back door of the business and unharmed,” police added.
After the workers ran to hide, the woman returned to the car. A man reportedly driving the car.
The police are now looking for suspects. The MPD said there was an ongoing investigation and any arrests were made at this point.
“I hate it when they’re impatient,” Burger King customer Dewayne Wilson told KABC-TV after the incident. “The kids work there. So you know that’s the problem.”
The police seek help from the public to find the hitman and asked anyone who knew him or the vehicle to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-2274.
Memphis and Shelby County Crime Stoppers are offering bounties of up to $ 1,000 for any information leading to the suspect’s arrest.
In a statement sent to WHBQ-TV, Burger King said it is not violence to forgive any kind of fast food chain and that the full investigation cooperated with police.
“We do not tolerate or condone violence in any way in our restaurants, as the safety of our team members and guests is our priority. Fortunately, no one was injured in the restaurant during this incident,” the statement said. “The restaurant operator fully cooperates with the authorities in the ongoing investigation.”
Newsweek reached out to the Memphis Police Department and Burger King for further comments but received no response before it went live.