A Burger King employee in Florida allegedly shot a customer after throwing mayonnaise in her face, according to police and local reports.
Shateasha Hicks, 30, was arrested on Thursday and charged with discharging a firearm in public after the incident at the Miami Gardens fast food joint.
Police say Hicks opened fire on a man after an argument at the drive-thru window.
A relative of Hicks told NBC 6 that the client she shot squirted or threw mayonnaise in her face.
The customer drove off and parked in the Burger King parking lot, a witness said.
Hicks then allegedly went to her car, grabbed a gun and fired five shots at the person’s vehicle as she drove away, according to an arrest report obtained by the outlet.
She got into her car and fled the scene, but was arrested after cops spotted her vehicle about a mile from her home, according to the report.
A firearm was found on the floor of Hicks’ car and investigators recovered five casings from Burger King’s parking lot, according to the report.
Hicks walked out of Miami-Dade County Jail Friday night after posting $1,000 bond.
It is unclear whether the client, who has not been found by authorities, was injured in the shooting.
Hicks’ aunt claimed her niece was defending herself.
“She was protecting herself. I don’t blame her. Anyone could do it, but not me,” she told Local10.
A witness who identified himself as Kevin told the outlet he was buying a burger at the time of the shooting – and saw the victim “making funny faces” at Hicks.
“He was making faces at her through the car window, here on the road, and that’s when he stopped here and it set her off,” he said.
A Burger King spokesperson called the incident “unacceptable”.
“We are horrified to learn of the events that took place at this location. This unacceptable behavior does not align with our brand values of safety and security,” the spokesperson said. “Our franchisee is cooperating with local authorities. As this is an ongoing investigation, we are unable to share any additional details at this time.”
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