Customer pulls gun on Popeyes employees over chicken sandwiches, police say

Brett Molina, USA TODAY
MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 21: A Popeyes restaurant is seen on February 21, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Burger King and Tim Horton's owner Restaurant Brands International has announced plans on buying Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen in a deal valued at $1.8 billion. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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. 

"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.

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