(WITI) – Seven Popeye's employees were fired after a brawl at a Milwaukee restaurant was captured on camera.
Richard Fourte entered Popeye's Wednesday night to avoid driving through the lane. He noticed that many employees worked there before things got hot.
Fourte heard someone scream, "It's a fight!" before running back to the grills. Then he said, "two guys start fighting again." He began recording with his cellphone when a violent fight broke out, with chairs flying and several employees throwing punches.
"It was just out of control," Fourte said. "It was the first thing that went through my head, like this is out of control."
He can be heard on the video telling them to break it up soon. After the situation had cooled down, Fourte left the restaurant empty-handed.
"Honestly, I wasn't even going to get the chicken sandwich, you know," Fourte said.
Popeye's franchisee John Broderson released the following statement to Fox6:
"This was an unfortunate, isolated incident that we take very seriously. The dining room was closed immediately after change at 9:30 pm. As a result, 7 employees were dismissed from the company, including the chief on duty. "
Milwaukee police responded to the scene, but no arrests were made. It is still unclear what led to the fight.