One Waffle House customer’s order of “eggs with cheese” resulted in an altercation that led to a gun allegedly being pointed at his head at a Waffle House in Atlanta.
Police were called to the scene at 300 Marietta Street Northwest near Centennial Olympic Park at about 1 a.m. Wednesday by a customer, Candy Franklin, and a waitress who was identified as Angelic Patterson.
“It all happened over cheese eggs,” Franklin told Fox 5 Atlanta, “At first, they didn’t bring them to me. Then they brought me normal eggs and I said that I ordered eggs with cheese on it. I tipped her and everything. It was all a normal dispute over food. I never in a million years thought it would come to gun violence.”
Franklin said he only noticed the gun when he saw other patrons running.
(Source: Fox 5 Atlanta)
“She was like, she will blow my brains out,” Franklin told Fox 5.
“I was looking down at my food making sure it was right and that’s when I just saw people running. I look up and she had the gun at me. I didn’t think she would shoot then she cocked it back. So, I was like maybe she is about to do something. Now, it’s time for me to turn into Rambo and get out of there,” he described the jarring scene.
Franklin told police that he left the restaurant immediately to call 911. The incident left Franklin, who has been affected by gun violence in the past, shaken up.
“I was fearing for my life because I have been shot before and I just lost a brother to gun violence. All of that was going through my mind,” he explained.
When police arrived on the scene, they reportedly spoke with Patterson who said that Franklin began arguing with her and the cook “the minute he made his order,” despite the fact that it was made correctly, WSB reported.
The waitress claimed that Franklin continued to complain for several minutes and that she changed his order multiple times but he remained displeased.
When Patterson left the restaurant for a smoke break, she told police that Franklin followed her outside to “berate” her. After this incident, Patterson claimed she went back inside the restaurant, gave Franklin his food without any altercation and then he left.
Police report that there were no witnesses to the altercation, but there were cameras inside of the restaurant that they will need to gain access to in order to proceed, according to WSB.
No one was injured in the incident and there were no arrests, but Patterson has been charged with aggravated assault as police continue their investigation.
Waffle House released the following statement in response to the incident on Friday: “We are actively investigating the allegation at this time. Without a completed investigation we are unable to comment any further.”
As for Franklin, he has no plans to return to the chain anytime soon.
“No more Waffle House for me. At all. They must have some good eggs and cheese in there. It’s never that serious,” he told Fox 5.
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