Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Waffle House: The Waitress Is Always Right

We've always said you're taking your life in your own hands if you just have to go out to Waffle House at 4:00 in the morning:

MANNING, S.C. -- A waitress at a South Carolina Waffle House has been arrested and accused of shooting a customer who complained about the service.

The Clarendon County Sheriff's Office says 29-year-old Yakeisha Ward of Manning is charged with assault and battery within intent to kill.

Deputies say Ward worked at a Waffle House in Manning and was involved in a fight about 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

Lt. Tommy Burgess says the fight started when customer Crystal Samuel complained about the quality of service in the crowded restaurant.

"I thought I was gonna get me an All-Star," Samuel told WLTX-TV. "Grits, sausage, toast, eggs and a waffle."

Samuel said service was slow and when the food finally arrived she began arguing with Ward.
Samuel admits throwing a waffle at the waitress.

"I did actually throw some food but it didn't hit her," said Samuel. "That's when she (Ward) jumped across the counter and we got into it," says Samuel.

Burgess says Ward went to her van to get a gun.

Samuel was hit in the arm when Ward fired as those trying to break up the fight pointed the gun to the ground and a bullet ricocheted.

It was unclear if Ward had an attorney.

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