A Burger King employee in Florida allegedly shot and killed a customer after throwing mayonnaise in her face, police and local reports said.
Shateasha Hicks, 30, was arrested Thursday and charged with firing a gun in public after the incident at the Miami Gardens fast food restaurant.
Police said Hicks opened fire on a man after an argument at the drive-through window.
A relative of Hicks said NBC 6 that the customer she shot had sprayed or thrown mayonnaise in her face.
According to a witness, the customer pulled away and parked in the Burger King parking lot.
Hicks then allegedly went to her car, grabbed a gun, and pulled off five shots at the person’s vehicle as they drove away, according to an arrest report from the outlet.
She got into her car and fled the scene, but was arrested after police spotted her vehicle about a mile from her home, the report said.
A gun was found on the floor of Hicks’ car, and investigators reportedly recovered five bullet casings in the Burger King parking lot.
Hicks left the Miami-Dade County jail Friday night after posting her $1,000 bail.
It’s not clear if the customer, who was not tracked down by authorities, was injured in the shooting.
Hicks’ aunt claimed her niece was defending herself.
“She protected herself. I don’t blame her. Everyone else maybe, but not me.” she told Local10.
A witness posing as Kevin told the outlet that he was buying a burger at the time of the shooting – and saw the victim “making faces” at Hicks.
“He was making faces at her through the car window, out here on the street, and then he drove in here and it just upset her,” he said.
A Burger King spokesman called the incident “unacceptable”.
“We are horrified to learn of the events that took place at this location. This unacceptable behavior is not consistent with our brand values of safety and security,” the spokesman said. “Our franchisee works with the local authorities. As this remains an ongoing investigation, we are unable to share any further details at this time.”
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