A lawsuit was filed in Texas stating that a Jack in the Box employee opened fire on a customer because of french fries. The crime occurred in the year 2021, but its details were published in the past few days by a family lawyer who posted a video of the moment the customer was shot. The employee in question has already served her sentence, but the family wants the restaurant to be held accountable as well.
In the video, employee Alonia Ford appears emotional with customer Anthony Ramos. According to the lawsuit, Ramos is sitting in the driver’s seat, his pregnant wife is in the passenger seat, and their 6-year-old daughter is in the back.
They paid $12.99 for food but didn’t get the fries they ordered.
During the dispute over the missing French fries, the video shows Ford cocking a gun. Minutes later, she and another employee threw ice and condiments through the window before shooting twice toward the family.
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Ford was initially charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of deadly conduct and received a one-year deferred sentence, which he completed in June, court documents revealed.
The family from Florida filed the lawsuit after pleading guilty, claiming that Jack in the Box was negligent because it did not keep customers safe from potentially dangerous employees.
In his original answer, Jack in the Box denied all allegations, writing that he had no control or legal responsibilities to a third party like Ford. Ford is also named in the lawsuit, which seeks at least $250,000 in damages.