Man Shoots Florida Burger King Worker Over Dispute About Long Line

A man in Florida is accused of murdering a Burger King employee over a dispute about how long it took for a woman to be served.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office said Kelvis Rodriguez-Tormes, 37, has been charged with the first degree murder of 22-year-old Desmond Joshua following an incident at a parking lot in Orlando on Saturday.

According to an arrest affidavit, seen by Newsweek, Joshua was working at a Burger King drive-thru at the time. The fast food restaurant was reportedly busy that night, causing the line to back up.

One woman, identified as Ashley Mason, became angry at the length of time it took for her to be served and started shouting at Joshua, telling him that she was going to have "her man" come to the restaurant.

The worker then refunded Mason $40 and asked her to leave. After waiting in the parking lot, Mason drove away in her black sedan and returned a short while later with another vehicle being driven by Rodriguez-Tormes.

The suspect then demanded a fight with Joshua and put him in a headlock and began to choke him, police said.

A witness then pulled Rodriguez-Tormes off Joshua, before the suspect went to his white truck to retrieve a gun. Rodriguez-Tormes told then the victim: "You got two seconds before I shoot you."

The suspect is then alleged to have shot the 22-year-old before fleeing the scene. Joshua was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office said Joshua had only been working at the Burger King branch for a few days before he was killed.

The affidavit said that during interviews, Rodriguez-Tormes told police that he had dismantled the gun used and placed it "in a location which cannot be located."

Rodriguez-Tormes was arrested on charges of first degree murder with a firearm, destruction of evidence, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Mason was also questioned by police in the wake of the shooting after being identified as the woman who became irate in the Burger King line.

This article has been updated with further details from the Orange County Sheriff's Office and a photo of the suspect.

Kelvis Rodriguez-Tormes has been charged first degree murder with a firearm, destruction of evidence, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after allegedly shooting the Burger King worker. OCSO