Illustration for article titled Waffle House Customer Allegedly Shoots, Kills Server After Being Asked Not to Smoke [Update]

Hey guys, just here to brighten your fucking weekend, because we needed more good news about murderous, heavily-armed shitheads right now. Good times.

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Via WLOX, according to police, former firefighter Johnny Mount (who is the motherfucker you’re currently being forced to look at, for which I apologize) walked into a Biloxi, Mississippi Waffle House while smoking around 1 AM Friday morning. This was an issue, as customers are not allowed to smoke inside the restaurant. An employee only identified as “Julie” told Mount this, after which an argument ensued. Mount then allegedly pulled out a 9mm handgun and shot Julie in the head. She was transported to the hospital, where she succumbed to her wounds.

Waffle House issued the following public statement:

This senseless tragedy is a shock for the Waffle House family. Julie was a friend to many as well as a valued member of the Waffle House team. She will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with her family, friends, co-workers and customers.

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Mount himself apparently didn’t leave the scene, and was arrested when police arrived. He has been charged with first-degree murder, and is being held on $2 million bond.

Tell us again how guns aren’t the problem, and how Americans should have every right to bring a weapon into a fucking restaurant. Say that to us one more fucking time.

Edit: The victim’s name was apparently Julie Brightwell. There appears to be a GoFundMe set up to pay for her funeral expenses, because Waffle House won’t. This is not surprising when one considers that according to several people on the GoFundMe, they didn’t re-open “a few hours” after the shooting (which would be bad enough), but 45 minutes after.

Jesus, Waffle House. What the fuck is wrong with you?

Image via Biloxi Police Department.


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Jesus Fucking Christ, the dude they got a quote from in the story:

“The good, the bad, the ugly of it all is that you know, the individual getting all upset about smoking there’s a lot of tension in the air,” Leastrade said. “You’ve got to practice your attitude......You’ve got to be cautious. Watch how you approach people, watch how they approach you.”

Yep, totally the server’s fault she was enforcing a smoking policy. What a dipshit.

Oh, and this:

Within hours of the shooting, the crime scene tape had been removed and the location was back open for business.

“If you happen to see any of your murdered co-worker’s blood still on the floor, please clean it up before a guest sees it, y’all. Thanks.”