A disgruntled Subway customer opened fire on two employees after complaining that his order had too much mayonnaise, police said.
The customer was reportedly furious after he was given too much spice in his sandwich at a fast-food chain restaurant in downtown Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday.
After the store opened fire, a 26-year-old employee was fatally shot.
Another 24-year-old woman was left injured and is now in critical condition, Atlanta Deputy Police Commissioner Charles Hampton Jr. said at a news conference today.
She was shot dead in front of her 5-year-old son who was in the restaurant.
Officers rushed to the scene of the horror just after 6 p.m.
Deputy Hampton Jr. told reporters outside the subway, “The suspect came into the restaurant, ordered a sandwich, and there was something wrong with the sandwich that made him so angry that he decided to take his anger out on two of the employees here. ” .
Hampton said the customer then “decided to take his anger out on two of the employees” in a “pointless act” of gun violence.
Willie Glenn, one of the owners of the Subway chain, told ABC News, “A customer walked in and wasn’t happy with the way his sandwich was made — there was too much mayonnaise on it.”
He added that he doesn’t understand why the customer didn’t ask the staff to “take some mayo off or make a different sandwich or ask for a refund.”
“I never, ever, ever thought any situation would get to this level,” Glenn added.
“We have always been able to de-escalate any situation. But it went from zero to 100 in a matter of seconds.”
He continued, “Now we have a young person who will probably spend the rest of his life in prison for a $7 sandwich and some mayonnaise.”
Both employees were relatively new to the store and had only been there for a few weeks.
They have been described as “outstanding workers” and “model employees”.
Meanwhile, the co-owner has announced he could potentially close the store permanently, adding: “I can’t put anyone in this neighborhood at risk like that.
“It’s not worth anyone’s life.”
The 36-year-old Atlanta man was arrested, the deputy police chief confirmed.
However, his name was not published.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5655668/horrifying-details-subway-worker-shot-dead-mayonnaise-sandwich/ Horrific details emerge after 26-year-old subway worker was shot dead for ‘too much mayonnaise on sandwich’