A Burger King employee in Florida was arrested Thursday for shooting at a customer over an alleged mayonnaise incident, police said.
An incident occurred at around 4 pm on Thursday when a customer came through the drive-thru of a Burger King in northwest Miami-Dade. Local station WPLG reported that witnesses saw the employee, identified by police as 30-year-old Shateasha Hicks, arguing with the customer.
The customer allegedly threw mayonnaise back at Hicks before driving off.
Witnesses then recount to WPLG that Hicks was seen running out of the restaurant to her car, before pulling out a gun and shooting at the customer’s car as it drove away. Police said she shot a total of five rounds.
The customer has not yet been identified and his condition is unknown at this time.
WPLG reported that investigators found Hicks later that day after she fled the scene and abandoned her car a mile from her home. It is reported that police also arrested Hicks’ uncle for refusing to let them search his home.
The Miami-Dade Police Department arrested Hicks on one count of discharging a firearm while in public, and CBSMiami reported that she posted bond and was released from jail on Friday.
Newsweek reached out to Police for additional comment but did not hear back in time for publication.
A Burger King spokesperson said in a statement to WPLG, “We are horrified to learn of the events that unfolded at this location. This unacceptable behavior does not align with our brand values of safety and security. Our franchise is cooperating with local authorities. As this remains an ongoing investigation, we aren’t able to share additional details at this time.”
Several incidents at Burger King have occurred in the last few months. One customer in February was caught on camera getting out of her car in the drive-thru to scream at the employee in the window. The incident was posted on TikTok and gained over 290,000 views.
Unfortunately, a few of these fast-food restaurant incidents have ended in casualties. In January, a teenage employee at a Burger King in East Harlem was shot and killed during an armed burglary.
In the same month, another teen was shot and killed during an attempted armed burglary of another Burger King in Milwaukee. Authorities believed that the 16-year-old employee was involved in staging the robbery that ultimately ended her life.
In Wisconsin, two sisters are facing homicide charges for allegedly shooting a restaurant server in the face in January following an argument over food service.
Newsweek reached out to Burger King for additional comment but did not hear back in time for publication.