A Burger King employee in Florida shot at a customer who threw mayonnaise at him
The incident took place in Miami Gardens, Florida. A customer threw mayonnaise in her face shortly after an argument with an employee at the restaurant. The employee shot him using her gun. As soon as the police learned about the incident, they tracked down the employee and arrested her.
Shateasha Hicks, 30, a Burger King employee, was arrested for using a firearm in public. Police said Hicks opened fire on a man after briefly arguing with him. In her defense, Hicks stated that the man threw mayonnaise in her face and was angry about it.
Hicks and the man argued for a while. The man allegedly threw mayonnaise in her face. Also, he parked his car in the parking lot of Burger King. Hicks took her gun and headed towards the car. She then fired five shots at the vehicle. When she fired, the man quickly drove away.
Hicks fled the scene in her own car. However, the cops managed to locate her vehicle a few miles from her home. When the cops inspected Hicks’ car, they found a gun. According to the report, investigators found five shell casings in the Burger King parking lot.
Hicks was sent to the Miami-Dade County jail. However, she was released after paying the $1,000 bail. The police did not follow the customer who fled the scene after the shooting. Therefore, they do not know if there are any injuries.
Hicks’ aunt claimed that her nephew was defending himself. Stating that she could not be angry with her. Also, the aunt said that everyone could do a similar behavior but that she would never do such a thing. A witness present at the time of the incident said that the man provoked Hicks.
An eyewitness identified as Kevin stated that he tried to buy a burger during the incident. According to Kevin’s testimony, the customer had closed his car window but was making various facial gestures towards Hicks. He later stated that Hicks got angry and started shooting.
A spokesperson speaking on behalf of the fast-food chain Burger King stated that the incident was unacceptable. He said they couldn’t believe it when they heard about the incident but were shocked when they examined the footage. He stated that this behavior of an employee did not reflect the brand’s values.
Burger King’s spokesperson said they will work with local authorities to support them in resolving the incident with all the images and information they have. He also added that they cannot share any details with the press as the investigation continues.
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