A customer became angry that a Philadelphia Chipotle was closing early, pulled a gun, and demanded that “somebody better give me my food,” police said Wednesday.
According to a statement from the Philadelphia Police Department, the terrifying confrontation unfolded just before 5 p.m. Saturday at the chain’s location inside the Roosevelt Mall on Cottman Avenue.
The store was closing its in-person service early because of staffing issues but told customers it would still take online orders, police said.
Surveillance video showed the woman, in a gray top and pink pants, reach into her purse, pull a gun, and gesture toward workers behind the counter.
Footage shows the Philly woman pulling a gun out on the Chipotle employee after telling her they were closing early. https://t.co/qwSwyaG56r— Complex (@Complex) September 23, 2021
According to the police statement, the woman demanded to speak to the store’s manager as a button was pushed to bring mall security to the scene.
An employee complied and made the woman’s order “in an effort to have her leave,” police said.
Even after completing the order, the woman pulled her gun again, police said. That is when she made her demand, took the meal, and left, officials said.