Sure, cutting in line is rude. But one Florida man took his retaliation a bit too far Monday morning when he opened fire on another vehicle for cutting ahead of him at a Chick-Fil-A drive thru.
According to investigators, the victim was in line at the fast-food restaurant, waiting for a brown, older-model Buick Regal to move. After some waiting, the victim assumed that the car had broken down and went around it to place his order.
After this maneuver, the Buick driver reportedly pulled up to the victim’s car, and a man got out of the passenger side, cursing and wielding a gun. He proceeded to fire at least one round at the victim, hitting the back window at last one time.
After firing his shot(s), the suspect took off on foot. The Buick driver, who was female, drove away to follow the shooter.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office arrived on the scene at about 9:25 a.m., but did not find the suspect. They are currently offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to an arrest.
The shooter is described as an African-American male about 5’10 and 150 pounds. He was wearing denim pants and a purple jacket at the time of the crime.
This is not the only recent example of a drive-thru shooting; on October 25, a man was shot to death at a bank drive-thru in Detroit. In this case, the shooter fired multiple shots through the passenger side window, then came around the car and dragged the 61-year-old victim from his seat to rob him.
Although the motives are not entirely clear, the Detroit case appeared to be a robbery rather than a crime fueled by anger.