Police in Houston are reportedly searching for a man who pulled a gun on employees at a Popeyes restaurant after they ran out of chicken sandwiches.
On Monday night, the Houston Police Department published a tweet regarding an incident at the Popeyes, which has surged in popularity since the introduction of its first nationwide chicken sandwich last month.
Police said in the tweet a man pulled a gun on employees after learning they had no more sandwiches.
According to local station KTRK, a group of people attempted to get inside the store after they were told the bad news about the sandwiches at the drive-thru.
Southeast officers are at 7100 Scott. Male pulled a gun on employees of restaurant after they ran out of chicken sandwich. 202 pic.twitter.com/xC6jlmwJeD— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) September 3, 2019
"It was more of an aggravated assault because he was displaying a weapon and threatened employees," Houston Police Lt. Larry Crowson told KTRK.
No one was injured during the incident, reports KHOU. Witnesses say the group left the Popeyes in a blue SUV. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.
Meanwhile, Popeyes confirmed last week it had sold out of chicken sandwiches.
Y’all. We love that you love The Sandwich. Unfortunately we’re sold out (for now). pic.twitter.com/Askp7aH5Rr— Popeyes Chicken (@PopeyesChicken) August 27, 2019
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Man at Popeyes in Houston pulls gun over chicken sandwiches: police