Burger King shooting: Tennessee woman upset over 'long wait time' opens fire at drive-through employees
The workers fled from the gunfire through the rear door of the business and were unharmed
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE: A drive-through order at a Tennessee fast food restaurant took a violent turn on Tuesday, March 30, when an angry customer, reportedly mad about how long her order was taking at a Burger King, decided to shoot at the employees. The incident was caught on camera.
As per the Memphis police department, cops responded to the shooting at the Burger King located at 5305 Winchester Road. Upon arriving on the scene, officers were told that a female customer got angry regarding the wait time to be served at the drive-through window. She then got out of the front passenger seat of a mid-sized, four-door, gray sedan, and approached the drive-through window.
After a verbal altercation ensued between the angry patron and the workers, she retrieved a black handgun from the vehicle, extended her upper body through the drive-through window, and fired several shots at the Burger King workers. The workers fled from the gunfire through the rear door of the business and were unharmed. The suspect was accompanied by another person, a male, who was the driver of the gray sedan.
“Had food thrown at me. Got cussed out but not that serious there. No,” Paul Ayers, who used to work at the fast-food restaurant, said. “It had to be something deeper than just an order taken too long,” one man told WREG.
"Crime is just getting bad everywhere now," Eddie House, a customer at the Burger King told a local ABC News affiliate. He added that he was disappointed that a woman has been accused of shooting up his local Burger King, but said he was not surprised. "More security, more police in the area would probably help," he said.
"I hate they was impatient," said customer Dewayne Wilson. "Kids work there. So you know that's the thing," he said, adding, "That's kind of messed up, I'm glad everyone is OK.”
Memphis PD has requested that anyone with information on the identity of the pictured suspect should call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH. Callers will be given anonymity. Tips can also be submitted at crimestopmem.org. Memphis PD also said that “if an arrest is made, you could be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc.”
In Bexar County, Texas, a man died from a gunshot wound after he was found in a McDonald’s drive-through. Michael Corales, 53, was shot Saturday night and had collapsed in a McDonald’s drive-thru after telling an employee he needed help. EMS transported Corales to the Brooke Army Medical Center, where he was later pronounced deceased.
The incident reportedly happened around 12.07 am, Saturday, at a McDonald’s in the 3000 Block of Nogalitos Street. Police said the man, in his 50s, ran through the drive-through, knocked on the window, and told an employee he needed help because he had been shot.