Today in "2020 couldn't even surprise us if it tried anymore" news...
A woman in Orange County, Florida was so upset about the time it took for her to get her order at a Burger King, she commissioned a man to return to the restaurant and shoot one of its employees.
Deputies said that when they arrived, they found 22 year old employee Desmond Armond Joshua suffering from a gunshot wound in the parking lot. He was then taken to the area hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Video recovered from the scene showed Joshua in a physical altercation with a "male who had him in a headlock," according to Click Orlando. One witness said the restaurant was busy the night of the incident and the drive-thru was backed up, causing customers to have to wait longer than usual.
One woman was so mad about waiting, she got out of her car and threatened to have "her man" return to the restaurant. The Burger King refunded her $40 and asked her to leave. She waited in the parking lot in her black sedan for a few minutes before driving away. Later, she returned in a white truck with 37 year old Kelvis Rodriguez-Tormes, who demanded that Joshua fight him.
A witness intervened in the fight when Rodriguez-Tormes put Joshua in a headlock and started to choke him.
Deputies then said Rodriguez-Tormes then went to his truck and got his gun, telling Joshua: "You got two seconds before I shoot you."
Shortly thereafter, he shot Joshua and fled in the white truck. In an interview with police after the shooting, Rodriguez-Tormes said he dismantled the gun and placed it "in a location which cannot be located".
Rodriguez-Tormes is now being charged with first-degree murder with a firearm, destruction of evidence and possession of firearm by a convicted felon. The woman has not been arrested.
Authorities said Joshua had just started working at the Burger King, days earlier.
Burger King commented: “We are deeply saddened to hear of the tragic incident that took place at the Burger King on 7643 E. Colonial Drive and passing of team member Desmond Joshua. At Burger King, the safety of team members and guests is our top priority. The franchisee who owns and operates the restaurant is fully cooperating with authorities on this matter. Any questions should be directed to local authorities.”