On Thursday, KABC News 7 reported that a man was denied service at Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles in Pasadena, California for not wearing a mask — then returned with a gun, held up the kitchen staff, and robbed them of fried chicken, waffles, and maple syrup.
"Police and restaurant officials say when the suspect first walked into the restaurant to order, he was turned away because he wasn't wearing a mask and was told he could return if he was wearing one," reported Veronica Miracle. "Instead, he showed up at the back of the restaurant with a gun. At first restaurant staff was confused as to what he wanted because the cash registers were in front."
"He comes straight toward me with a gun, pointing at me and saying put all the chicken in the bag," said cook Robert Gonzalez. The suspect didn't take any cash — only the food.
The incident marks the latest in a string of violence and threats made by people infuriated by mask requirements imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus. On Sunday, a man in Nashville, Tennessee got into a fight over refusing to wear a mask, that led to him stabbing a neighbor and attacking police officers with a baseball bat.
Watch the report below: