Shelbyville, KY – An angry woman in a white Mercedes shot out one of the drive thru windows at a KFC on Monday after an employee failed to give her a fork and napkin with her order.
The incident occurred at about 11:50 a.m. on Oct. 28 at the KFC on Boone Station Road in Shelbyville, Newsweek reported.
Officers responded to the call for “shots fired” at the fast food restaurant after a customer whipped out her gun in the drive thru line because she was unhappy with her incomplete order.
“According to employees a customer (adult African American female) in the drive thru lane became agitated and verbally abusive,” Shelbyville Police Sergeant Kelly Cable told Newsweek in a written statement.
“After the customer received her drinks and food, a gunshot from inside the vehicle struck a store window. The subject driving a white Mercedes Benz then left the scene driving at a high rate of speed going south on Boone Station Road,” Sgt. Cable said.
Nobody was injured by the gunfire, but the restaurant was shut down for the rest of the day while police investigated the incident.
“Detectives are currently working on the case and the identity of the driver is currently unknown,” Sgt. Cable said.
However, the drive thru has several surveillance cameras and witnesses told WLKY that police have a clear image of the vehicle in a photo.
Charlene Witt, the manager of the Subway across from KFC, said she was shaken by the news a customer was shooting at restaurant employees.
“I just can’t even think about what was going through their head to pull out a gun and shoot a window. It’s scary,” Witt told WLKY.
She said that shortly after the shooting, customers rushed into the Subway to tell her what had happened.
“I had a regular customer come in and say, ‘Did you hear about what just happened at KFC?’ I was, like, ‘No.’ He was, like, ‘Someone just shot the window out over here,’” Witt described the chaotic scene to WLKY.
KFC put out a brief statement following the incident, Newsweek reported.
“First and foremost, we are grateful that no-one was injured. We are working with local authorities as they investigate the incident,” the statement read.