A man in an Atlanta Subway shop opened fire, killing one counter worker and injuring another when he discovered there was too much mayonnaise on his sandwich.
According to local reports, the shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, at a Subway restaurant attached to a gas station in downtown Atlanta. Police said the man argued with the two female workers and then opened fire.
The owner of the Subway says the reason for the shooting was over something so trivial — the customer was mad about mayo.
“Believe it or not, it was about too much mayonnaise on his sandwich,” owner Willie Glenn said.
In this argument, police say the customer shot two Subway employees, leaving a 26-year-old woman dead and another 24-year-old woman rushed to surgery in critical condition. Atlanta police have arrested a 36-year-old man but, as of this writing, have not released his name or any other information about the suspect.
“He decided to escalate the situation, and from there — that’s when all hell broke loose,” Glenn said.
To make matters even worse, Glenn said the injured employee’s 5-year-old son was inside the store when the shooting started.
Glenn said the manager on duty returned fire at the suspect, but wasn’t able to hit him.
“I don’t know what the world is coming to, especially with our youth. They seem to be so hot-headed,” he said. “Everybody wants to carry a gun. Everybody wants to scare somebody with a gun. It’s scary out here.”
“What you’re seeing behind me is the result of a tragedy, a senseless tragedy that we’ve seen numerous times throughout the year where an argument leads to gunfire, and now we have someone dead,” interim police Chief Darin Schierbaum told local station WSB-TV.
Glenn said that the critically wounded employee is the sister of the woman killed.
“It just breaks my heart to know that someone has the audacity to point a weapon and shoot someone for as little as too much mayonnaise on a sandwich,” said Glenn.
Adding, “We don’t need people like that in society. If he’s willing to kill someone over mayonnaise, then what else would he do,”