Subway Employee Shoots Coworker's Mom Over Sandwich Deal Dispute, Police Say

A Subway employee shot at a coworker's mom after a dispute about a free sandwich promotion at the store, authorities said.

Destin Garcia II was taken into custody on Sunday—two weeks after the shooting at the coworker's home near Greenacres, Florida, on November 30, The Palm Beach Post reported.

Garcia and the coworker, who has not been identified, had worked a Black Friday shift together at the Subway inside the Walmart Supercenter on 10th Avenue North in Palm Springs, Florida, the day before, according to the newspaper.

Store employees were allowed a free sandwich because of the rush that day, so the coworker made one for a Walmart manager. NBC 6 reported that Garcia became angry that the coworker had made a wrap, when the offer only applied to subs.

He told the coworker that she needed to pay the difference in the cost of the sandwiches—which was around a dollar—but she ignored him and walked away.

The following morning, Garcia drove to the coworker's home, just outside the Greenacres city limits, according to the Post.

The newspaper reported that Garcia parked his gold Chevrolet Malibu across the street from his coworker's home at around 9 a.m. The teenager allegedly yelled at the coworker's mother and also pushed the woman in the chest.

According to the Post, when the woman's husband came out and ordered him to leave, Garcia allegedly pulled out a firearm from his pocked and said: "Do you think it's a game?"

Police said Garcia then fired the weapon twice at the ground by the mother's feet, the Post reported. Although the bullets missed the woman, she was struck by fragments of blacktop on her legs and feet.

Garcia then fled the scene as the woman and her husband ran away and called police to the scene. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deployed a helicopter in a bid to track down Garcia and sent deputies to Garcia's home, according to the newspaper. He was arrested more than two weeks after the November 30 incident.

Garcia was booked into Palm Beach County Jail on Sunday and charged with one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without the intent to kill and one count of battery, online records from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office show. He remains in custody with bail set at $101,000.

The owner of the Subway franchise where Garcia worked confirmed to Newsweek that he has been fired. "The safety and security of my guests and employees is a top priority. This employee has been terminated," the franchise owner said.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office have been contacted for comment.

This article has been updated to include a comment from the Subway franchise owner.

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Destin Garcia was booked into jail on charges of aggravated assault and battery after a dispute with a Subway coworker, authorities said.. Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office