Man Opens Fire at KFC After Being Given Wrong Fast Food Order, Police Say

Police are hunting a man who allegedly fired shots into a KFC drive-thru in Tennessee after being given the wrong order.

Detectives said a man in a grey freightliner semi-truck pulled up at the fast food outlet at 6262 Winchester, in Memphis, and placed an order at the drive-thru window on Saturday.

They said he initially drove off after received the order but later returned to the window demanding a refund, saying he had been given the wrong food.

The cashier handed over the money and the man then pulled away before firing gunshots into the building, police said.

Although no-one was injured during the incident, police said the bullets shattered glass and damaged several walls.

Now Memphis Police Department has issued video stills of the man on its Facebook page in a bid to identity him.

He is described as Black, approximately 6 feet tall, and was last seen wearing a blue shirt, black pants and yellow tennis shoes.

Police appeal
Memphis Police Department has released this image of a man they want to trace following a shooting at a KFC drive-thru in Memphis. Memphis Police Department

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.

The shooting is the latest in a series of violent incidents that have taken place at fast food outlets during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Two weeks ago Newsweek reported how a mother had been caught on camera threatening staff at a McDonald's after they forgot to give her ketchup with her food order.

The mother was filmed as she launched a vicious tirade at staff working at a drive-thru in Belgium.

During the clip, posted to Twitter, the woman goes up to the order hatch and starts shouting and pointing her finger demanding ketchup, or "sauce" as it is more commonly known in Europe.

Two people sitting in a car recorded the clip on a mobile phone. The video captured her shouting that she had repeatedly asked staff whether the order was complete and been assured that it was before she left.

However, the mother said that as she started driving "all the way back to Sint-Niklaas" with her children, one of them discovered that the sauce was missing.

During the tirade, The Brussels Times reported that the woman hurled insults at staff calling one man a "dirty son of a w****" and addressing another staff member as a "dirty w****."

In a separate incident last month, a woman was jailed after she climbed through the window of a McDonald's drive-thru and attacked three employees because she did not get a cookie.

Daja Tucker struck at the fast food outlet in Snow Road, Parma, Ohio, spitting at one employee who had been handing out free food to first responders on duty during the COVID-19 crisis.

Tucker was jailed for 90 days following the attack which was described as "shocking."

In a video played to the Parma court, Tucker can be seen attacking the young employees.

Parma Municipal Judge, Timothy Gilligan, found her guilty of attempted assault and criminal damage as part of a plea deal.

He told her: "And because you didn't get a cookie you come through the window and do this, absolutely inexcusable."

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