A Popeyes Went On Lockdown After An Armed Group Stormed A Restaurant In Pursuit Of Their Sold-Out Chicken Sandwich

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Last month, Popeyes flipped the chicken sandwich game on its head when it decided to go toe-to-toe with Chick-fil-A by introducing a suspiciously familiar menu item that quickly whipped the nation into a frenzy.

People across the country lined up for hours in an attempt to get their hands on the sandwich and one man even went as far as to file a lawsuit against the chain after he was unable to get his hands on the ultimate prize.

It’s safe to say Popeyes failed to anticipate just how thirsty people would be for the sandwich, which sold out much sooner than anticipated thanks to the endless hype surrounding it.

However, it appears some people are having some trouble coming to terms with the fact that it’s no longer available.

According to Complex, a Popeyes in Houston was forced to go on lockdown after a group of people—one of whom decided to pull out a gun—stormed the restaurant on Sunday in a fruitless effort to land the sought-after sandwich after employees announced it wasn’t available at the location.

Here’s exactly how things went down according to ABC13:

Employees told ABC13 a mob of two women, three men and a baby were told at the drive-thru that the chicken sandwiches were sold out, but that apparently triggered the would-be customers. That’s when police said they tried to get inside the restaurant.

One man had a gun, but a restaurant worker was able to lock them out. All the while, the group left the baby inside their vehicle.

Some people truly have no chill.

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