It’s mind-blowing that no TV network has made a reality television show about Waffle House yet, considering the epic real-life events that frequently go down at the 24-hour breakfast chain. The most recent situation, according to ABC 11, involved patrons heroically fending off a thief who was brandishing some major weaponry.
Police say that on Saturday morning, an armed suspect wearing a black-and-gray hoodie casually entered a Fayetteville, North Carolina outpost of the cult-favorite chain with an “AK-47-like” gun. That’s right—the criminal strolled into the palace of smothered hash browns toting a semi-automatic assault rife, then pointed the gun at employees and demanded money.
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— Mr. Mister (@ChillMarv) April 4, 2016
That’s when a bold patron confronted the assailant, and a struggle ensued. The suspect fled on foot while being chased by several customers who had just carboloaded on waffles. The man with the gun managed to hop a fence and get away from the mob. Police are still looking for him.
Waffle House has a tempestuous relationship with guns. Last September, a National Guard soldier was refused service at a Kentucky Waffle House because he was carrying a firearm. In November, a 52-year-old waitress was shot and killed at a Mississippi location of the chain by a customer who didn’t like that she asked him to put out his cigarette.
The chain has a strict “no firearms” policy in place at its restaurants for the safety of its customers and employees.
[via ABC 11]