An argument over bone-in versus boneless chicken wings resulted in a woman allegedly brandishing a firearm inside a North Carolina restaurant after retrieving the weapon from her car parked outside, according to local cops.
“Clarissa Gagum, 24, and her husband, Rasheem Gagum, 24, were both arrested Thursday after Clarissa became upset that her order of chicken wings was wrong and pulled out a gun inside the restaurant,” NBC News affiliate WECT, Channel 6, of Wilmington reported.
Cops responding to the scene on Thursday evening encountered the woman outside of the eatery apparently still in possession of the handgun.
Evidently things got heated when the customer reportedly placed an order for bone-in wings and got into a dispute with staff when she received the boneless variety at the perhaps ironically-named FU Wangz restaurant.
“Police said she demanded her money back, argued with the staff, left and returned with a gun. Officers said she started throwing things and waving the gun around,” ABC News Wilmington affiliate WWAY TV, Channel 3, added.
“Clarissa Gagum is charged with two counts of assault by pointing a gun and injury to personal property, while Rasheem Gagum is charged with resisting arrest. Both are free on bond,” AP explained.
Clarissa Gagum claims that poor customer service led to the poultry problem.
“Any other time, like I order my food they get the order wrong. They replace it for me. Yesterday they did not do that. They didn’t want to give us the money back. They didn’t even want to replace the food. I guess he had a bad day and took it out on us or whatever.”
In America, chicken wings have become serious business in various related and unrelated contexts.
For example, a huge brawl broke out at Wing Bowl 24 in Philadelphia in February, 2016, that was captured by cell phone cameras from various angles and uploaded to social media. The Wing Bowl, billed as “Philadelphia’s biggest party and game of bones,” is an event in which participants attempt to eat as many chicken wings as possible within a given time limit.
In September, 2015, a brawl broke out involving customers and employees at the deli counter of a Tampa-area Publix supermarket, with a bystander to the chaotic scene recording the encounter on cell phone video. Apparently the “beef,” as it were, got started over an order of chicken wings — as in the North Carolina incident — that went wrong.
Late last year, a father and son in upstate New York allegedly ripped off $41,000 worth of chicken wings in the time frame from February to November, 2015, according to the Onondaga County Sheriff. The wingmen worked as cooks at a Syracuse restaurant where they supposedly cooked up the scheme.
Elsewhere, a woman in the Orlando, Florida, area called 911, according to law enforcement authorities, because she wanted to place an order for cigarettes and chicken wings. She allegedly told the dispatcher on the evening in question that she need home delivery services otherwise she would pass out.
In September, 2015, things got wild outside a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant as fans of the San Francisco 49ers, Pittsburgh Steelers, and other NFL teams brawled with each other, with the 49ers group getting the worst of it. Apparently an argument got started inside the franchise establishment known for its “wings, beer, sports” slogan and then culminated in violence on the sidewalk in Downey, California, which is about 13 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.
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