KFC Worker Shot by Customer Upset After Being Told the Franchise Had Run Out of Corn, Police Said
A Missouri KFC employee was shot when a customer became angry that corn was not available, police said.
A Kentucky Fried Chicken employee was shot in St. Louis after a customer became angry that the franchise had run out of corn, police said.
The shooting happened at about 6 p.m. Monday, according to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.
Officers were dispatched to a nearby hospital, where the 25-year-old worker had been taken for treatment of a gunshot wound to the abdomen, authorities said.
He was listed in critical, but stable condition.
The suspect tried to place an order in the drive-thru lane and became upset and threatened staff after being told there was no more corn, police said.
The man had a handgun when he pulled up to the window, police said. A worker went out to talk to him, and returned saying he had been shot, authorities said.
The driver fled, according to police, and officers are investigating the incident.
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