MILWAUKEE (WITI) – Several employees at a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Popeye's restaurant lost their job after a wild brawl was caught on camera Wednesday, WITI reports.
Mobile phone video from the fast food eatery shows the outbreak of the fight while customers were still inside. The violent encounter happened at Popeye's near 76th and Good Hope Road around 9:30 pm
Richard Fourté told WITI that he wanted to avoid the drive through the evening, so he walked in.
"I said to myself, I said, & # 39; Wow, there are many who work here, & # 39; said Fourté.
Fourté said he could feel the tension increasing and grabbed his cellphone to start recording. Quietly turned quickly to chaos inside the restaurant.
"I heard one of them shout, & # 39; It's a fight, & # 39;" said Fourté. “They were running at the back of the grills, OK. Now there was a fight back there. I didn't get it on tape. ”
Moments later, a violent fight broke out near him with several employees throwing punches.
Soon the situation cooled down ̵
"Honestly, I didn't even have to get my chicken sandwich," Fourté said.
When police arrived at the scene, they determined that there were no weapons involved and no arrests were made. It is unclear what triggered the offense.
Statement from Popeye's franchise owner:
“This was an unfortunate, isolated incident that we take very seriously. The dining room was closed just after the reschedule at 09:30. As a result, 7 employees were dismissed from the company, including the manager on duty. ”