A Subway employee in Atlanta is dead and another is in the hospital after a customer became outraged and began shooting when too much mayonnaise was put on their sandwich.
The incident occurred on Sunday around 6:30 p.m. ET when the Atlanta Police Department received a call about a person shot at the Circle K gas station in the downtown area.
When police arrived, they discovered two women were shot after an argument over the amount of mayonnaise that was placed on a customer’s Subway sandwich.
“There was something wrong with the sandwich that made him so upset that he decided to take his anger out on the two employees here,” police said of the incident.
The male customer fatally shot a 26-year-old female employee. The other employee, a 24-year-old woman, was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
Willie Glenn, the owner of the Subway, told a local outlet that a manager on duty fired at the suspect after the shooting began but did not hit him.
“I don’t know what the world is coming to especially with our youth. They seem to be so hot-headed,” Glenn said. “Everybody wants to carry a gun. Everybody wants to scare somebody with a gun. It’s scary out here.”
Following the shooting, the police received a tip and arrested a 36-year-old man. During a press conference, Atlanta Police Deputy Chief Charles Hampton condemned the actions of the suspect.
“Yes it’s a sandwich, but more importantly, someone who failed to resolve a conflict, having a conversation to just re-order a sandwich, decided to take actions in his hands. And now we have families who are devastated,” Hampton said.
Interim Chief Of Police Darin Schierbaum issued comments about verbal confrontations that descend into gun violence.
“We need individuals to talk out their disputes, walk away, and do not pick up guns. We can take down drug operations that breed violent crime, we can dismantle gang organizations that breed violent crime, we can stop robbery crews that breed violent crime, we cannot stop someone who is mad because there is too much mayonnaise on their sandwich,” said Schierbaum.
The identity of the male shooter has not been released. Police are asking anyone with additional information about the incident to contact detectives.