Popeyes Employee Held At Gun Point Over Lack Of Chicken Sandwiches

The things chicken will make you do.

The Washington Post reports that on Monday, one customer became so upset to find out the popular Popeyes items was sold out that he pulled a gun out at a Houston location.


Five adults with a baby headed to a Popeyes in Houston’s southeast at about 9 p.m. Monday to order chicken sandwiches at the drive-through, employees told ABC 13.

Upon learning that the item was unavailable, the group tried to enter the store, leaving the child in the car.

Luckily the staff was able to lock the group out, police told the news station, but a man in the group waved a pistol and “demanded” the item that went viral this month. A manager repeated that they were sold out, and the group eventually left.

Police say no one was hurt, according to KHOU 11. Witnesses reported that the suspects left in a blue SUV.

Lt. Larry Crowson of the Houston police said the man who pulled his gun could face aggravated assault charges because he was showing a weapon and threatening staff, ABC 13 reported. Authorities say the suspect is reported to have dreadlocks and face tattoos and was wearing a black shirt with red sleeves.

The suspect is not the only one angry over not being able to get their hands on one of these sandwiches. One man in Tennessee went so far as to sue the company for $5,000 in connection with the product’s disappearance, alleging “false advertising” and “deceptive business practices,” NBC News reported last week.

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