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In Texas, An Armed Mob — Including A Baby — Demanded Chicken Sandwiches At Gunpoint

It's a good sandwich, but not major felony good.


The sandwich is undeniably good. You know the one we’re talking about. But is any fast food sandwich, even the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich, worth committing a crime for? What about a violent felony? For at least one person the answer to that question was a resounding yes.

Last night just before 9 p.m. a car holding two women, three men, and a baby entered the drive-thru lane at a Popeyes in southeast Houston. Their mission: obtain the sandwich, one that was thwarted by the fact that this particular Popeyes location—like all locations nationwide—is completely sold out of both regular and spicy versions of the now-legendary item.

Upon hearing this news from the employee in the drive-thru, the group decided to park and enter the restaurant, thankfully sans baby. That’s where things got heated, and not in a spicy fried chicken kind of way.

The group threatened the manager, and one of the men drew a pistol. Upon being informed again that there simply weren’t any sandwiches to be had, the group, in their first wise decision of the evening, climbed into their blue S.U.V. and left the restaurant.

Police searched the area for the vehicle and are currently reviewing surveillance footage from inside the store to get a better description of the group.

Because while their motivation was absurd, intimidating and threatening a bunch of fast-food employees with a gun is serious. A Houston police lieutenant said that if and when he’s found, the man who brandished the weapon and threatened the Popeyes employees could face a charge of aggravated assault.