We’re nearly a year deep into the pandemic, and it keeps bringing out the worst in people — specifically, anti-maskers who will do just about anything to avoid putting that mask on.
In California, one man was apparently so determined to be served without wearing a mask that he brought a gun into the situation.
The would-be customer was trying to get some dinner at Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles in Pasadena but was turned away due to a mask mandate in place by both the restaurant and the state.
According to employees, rather than come back with a mask as they suggested he do, the man returned to the back of the restaurant — only this time, he had a gun with him.
But rather than robbing the place outright, the anti-masker demanded the food he had originally come into the restaurant to buy.
“He comes straight toward me with a gun, pointing at me and saying put all the chicken in the bag,” the restaurant’s cook, Robert Gonzalez, told ABC7.
Surveillance footage briefly shows the man with his gun, and then again walking out of the restaurant.
The situation is beyond bizarre, and drew quite the reaction on Twitter.
Some people tried to blame the hard times we’re all living through with COVID-19 and financial insecurities across the country, but they were quickly reminded that this guy appeared to be willing to pay for his food, he just didn’t want to wear the mask to do so.
Despite the guy not wearing a mask even while he was holding up the place to get his chicken and waffles, the police apparently do not have anyone in custody at this time.