Waffle House employee recounts moments during early morning robbery

HOUSTON – An employee at a Southeast Houston Waffle House told KPRC2 a man wearing a camouflage mask and wielding a gun walked into the restaurant, threatened to kill her and robbed the business Monday morning.
According to the police, the incident happened in under two minutes at the Waffle House near College Avenue and I-45.

The employee was shaken by the event and recalls the moment she came face-to-face with the gunman.

“He said, ‘I will shoot you. I will kill you unless you put the money in the bag,” the employee said. “I remember the way he was looking at me. His eyes were on fire. The bullet was in the chamber when he pointed the gun at me.”

The employee said there had been three robberies at that Waffle House in less than two months, and she believes he is the same person responsible for all three of them.

“This guy has been here before. He looks familiar, like someone I have served before,” she said. “It doesn't make me feel safe. I want justice. I want this guy to be caught. I can’t sleep. I’m not the same person anymore.”

Georgia said they had a security guard for two weeks after the first robbery, but the guard has not been back since.

The manager didn't have a comment on the robbery or if the restaurant had a security guard.