Tennessee Woman Shoots at Burger King Employees After Filling Her Order Took Too Long

A drive-thru order at a Burger King in Memphis, Tennessee, took a violent turn last week when a customer pulled out a gun and began firing at the restaurant's employees over how long her order was taking.

Surveillance footage captured the March 30 incident at the Burger King on 5305 Winchester Road.

"Upon arriving on the scene, officers were advised that a female customer got angry regarding the wait time to be served at the drive-thru window," the Memphis Police Department (MPD) said.

Officials said the woman, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, got out of the "mid-sized, four-door, gray sedan" and approached the drive-thru window, where a verbal altercation began between her and the workers at the Burger King.

"Video surveillance shows the suspect retrieve a black handgun from the vehicle, extend her upper body through the drive-thru window, and fire several shots at the Burger King workers," police said.

"The workers fled from the gunfire through the rear door of the business and were unharmed," police added.

The woman returned to the car after the workers ran for cover and left. A man was reportedly driving the car.

Police are now looking for the suspect. The MPD said that there is an ongoing investigation and that no arrests have been made at this point.

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An unidentified woman at a Burger King drive-thru in Memphis, Tennessee, began shooting at fast-food workers after her order took longer than expected on March 30. Memphis Police Department

"I hate they was impatient," Burger King customer Dewayne Wilson told KABC-TV after the incident. "Kids work there. So you know that's the thing."

Police are seeking the public's help in finding the shooter and have asked anyone who recognizes her or the vehicle to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-2274.

Crime Stoppers of Memphis and Shelby County is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for any information leading up to the suspect's arrest.

In a statement shared with Newsweek, Burger King said the fast-food chain does not condone violence of any kind and is fully cooperating with police in the investigation.

"We do not tolerate or condone violence of any kind at our restaurants because the safety of our team members and guests is our top priority. Fortunately, no one in the restaurant was injured during this incident," the statement read. "The restaurant operator is fully cooperating with authorities on their ongoing investigation."

Newsweek reached out to the Memphis Police Department for further comment but did not hear back before publication.