Man pulls gun on Popeyes employee after being told chicken sandwich was sold out, police say

Police say a man pulled a gun on a Popeyes employee after being told the restaurant had run out of chicken sandwiches.

HOUSTON – A man pulled out a gun at a Popeyes restaurant because employees said they were out of chicken sandwiches, according to police.

The incident was reported at 8:47 p.m. Monday at Scott and Corder streets. 

According to Houston police, a group of people walked into the restaurant and ordered chicken sandwiches. Employees informed the group they were out and a man in the group got upset, pulled out a gun and demanded a sandwich, police said.

Police said employees ran to the back of the restaurant after the gun was pulled out. 

The group jumped into a blue SUV and left the scene, police said.

No injuries were reported.


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