It seems like Subway should change their famous slogan to “Eat Fresh or Die Trying!”
This past Sunday, two Subway employees in Downtown Atlanta were shot by an upset customer, killing one of the workers while critically injuring the other. The reason for the deadly dispute: too much mayonnaise on the suspect’s sandwich.
Brittany Macon, 26, and Jada Nicole Statum, 24, were not only friends and roommates, but co-workers on the same shift Sunday night. It’s not clear who made the sandwich at hand, but the incident left Macon dead and Statum in the hospital. Meanwhile, the entire incident unfolded in front of Statum’s 5-year-old son who was in the store at the time.
Upon initial gunshots from the angry customer, the manager on duty at the time fired back with a gun of his own, but was unable to hit the suspect.
Store owner Willie Glenn made a statement after the fatal shooting, discussing gun violence and the merit of the two employees. “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,” Glenn said. “[Macon and Statum were] well rounded, young ladies and really hard workers. Everyone loved them. They came to work every day and just did their jobs.”
Though not officially identified yet, Atlanta Police do have the 36-year-old shooter in custody awaiting trial.