Earlier this year the CEO of Jack in the Box thought it would be wise to ask all gun owners to leave their guns at home. After all, a law abiding gun owner in a fast food place would only lead to people getting shot right? Well, that’s what anti-gun groups said would happen and the company’s chief executive officer decided to listen to them instead of the voice of reason.
Since the anti-gun policy I have lost count of how many shootings have occurred at Jack in the Box establishments, all without a law abiding gun owner to stop the criminals.
This time it was a Phoenix Jack in the Box that was hit by gun-toting criminals. An employee of the fast food chain was working the drive-thru when one of three suspects walked up to the drive-thru window and fired a shot through the glass, striking the employee in the arm.
According to Fox Phoenix,
Detectives identified 18-year-old Brandon Hudson as the suspect who allegedly shot a Jack in the Box employee on Wednesday.
The victim was working the 24-hour drive-thru when surveillance video shows three suspects creeping up to the window. In the video, a man in a plaid shirt pulls out a gun and fires right into the glass.
“It is very brazen to walk up to the window like that, not knowing who is around or what is going on,” said Lt. Jeff Pierce.
Authorities say the employee, a man in his 20’s, on the other side of the window and was shot in the left arm. He managed to call 9-1-1 after all three ran away.
The victim was walking and talking when police arrived; he was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
Police say Hudson was on probation, which he had violated for other reasons, and had told his associates he wouldn’t go back to jail.
The suspect who fired the shot was later found by police. The man was in his home with his residence surrounded by police when a shot rang out. The suspect had apparently killed himself. When SWAT team entered they found the man dead. The other two suspects have not yet been identified by police.
Before I end this article let’s take a look at what the Jack in the Box CEO said about guns in his restaurants:
Creating a warm and inviting environment for all of our guests and employees is a top priority for Jack in the Box. The presence of guns inside a restaurant could create an uncomfortable situation for our guests and employees and lead to unintended consequences. While we respect the rights of all our guests, we would prefer that guests not bring their guns inside our restaurants.
– Jack in the Box VP of Corporate Communications Brian Luscomb