An attempted Waffle House bandit in Georgia was shot by a customer in south Fulton County early today, after trying to stick up the joint.
The Waffle House shooting happened at around 2 AM in the 4300 block of Jonesboro Road, when police say a suspect “brandishing a pistol and demanding money” entered the all-night chain.
Union City police Det. Gloria Hodgson confirmed that the suspect was shot by an armed customer, and was subsequently taken to a local hospital. His condition and name were not released after the Waffle House shooting.
MyFoxAtlanta reports the scant details available regarding the Waffle House bandit, saying:
“Officers were told that a black male walked into the Waffle House with a gun in hand and demanded money. At some point, a customer took action by shooting the robbery suspect… The suspect was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he is being treated. There were no details regarding the nature or severity of the suspect’s injury, or the suspect’s identity.”
Police have also not disclosed the name, age, or other details about the Waffle House customer who stepped in to halt the attempted stickup, and no information is available about what happened in the restaurant during the incident late last night.
A page on Facebook titled Troup County Weather Alerts posted the following update about the nearby Waffle House shooting:
“A Waffle House Customer Shot a ‘Would be robber’ earlier this morning… This was in Union City, GA… I had to share this from WSB-TVs page… People thinking about committing armed robbery, don’t forget… This is America! You don’t know that you’re the only one carrying a gun! Just saying… (Brian) #WaffleHouse #Robbery #Shooting”
Waffle House has not addressed the Union City location shooting on any social media accounts, including Twitter and Facebook.