Waffle House Customer Fatally Shoots Waitress Who Told Him to Put Out Cigarette: Cops

A Mississippi man was arrested Friday after police say he gunned down a Waffle House waitress who told him to put out his cigarette.

Police say Johnny Mount, 44, was smoking inside the Biloxi restaurant around 1 a.m. when a waitress, identified only as "Julie," told him to put it out.

Mount allegedly then walked out to his car, retrieved a handgun, then shot the 52-year-old waitress in the head.

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Julie was rushed to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Mount, who was once a firefighter but hasn't been affiliated with the Biloxi Fire Department since 2006, was arrested in the restaurant, reports WLOX.

Per Sgt. Donnie Dobbs:

"The suspect was arrested on the scene. When officers arrived, he was still on scene and was taken into custody," said Dobbs.

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Mount was  charged first degree murder, and is being held at the Harrison County Adult Detention Center on a $2 million bond. He is awaiting his first court appearance, according to online records.

Waffle House corporate released the following statement:

"This senseless tragedy is a shock for the Waffle House family. Julie was a friend to many as well as a valued member of the Waffle House team. She will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with her family, friends, co-workers and customers."

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