Wendy’s employee shot over dipping sauce

Wendy’s employee shot over dipping sauce
Wendy's (Image: YouTube screen grab)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, logging is the most dangerous job in America, followed by fishing. One job that doesn’t make the list but should is working in a fast food restaurant.

In 2018 a McDonald’s manager was punched and choked by an irate customer who wanted ketchup. In 2015, a 16-year-old McDonald’s employee was violently pulled through the drive-thru window and beaten.

Sometimes, the job proves deadly. Earlier this year, a Burger King worker was shot to death over the length of time it took for a drive-thru food order to be completed.

The most recent shooting of a fast food restaurant employee wasn’t deadly, though that’s not for lack of trying.

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So what was the reason that a 31-year-old male worker at a Wendy’s was wounded in the torso and arm? The two-word answer is “dipping sauce.” According to Fox St. Louis affiliate KTVI, the shooting occurred at about 1 a.m. last Tuesday. The injured man told police he had gotten into an argument with a customer while manning the drive-thru window. (Working the drive-thru line seems to be an especially dangerous job.)

… [W]orkers at the resturaunt told FOX 2 the male suspect asked for extra dipping sauce with his order and when he didn’t get what he wanted, he shot into the store.

The worker is reported to be in stable condition.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."

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