MILWAUKEE (WITI) – Several employees at a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Popeye's restaurant lost their jobs after a wild brawl was captured on camera on Wednesday, WITI reports.
Mobile phone video from the fast food diner shows the outage while the customers were still inside. The violent encounter occurred at Popeye's near 76th and Good Hope Road around 9:30 pm
Richard Fourté told WITI that he wanted to avoid driving through the evening, so he walked in.
"I said to myself, I said," Wow, there are many who work here, "said Fourté.
Fourté said he could feel the excitement grow and grabbed his cellphone to start recording. Calmly quickly turned to chaos inside the restaurant.
"I heard one of them scream, 'It's a fight,'" Fourté said. "They ran behind the grills, OK. Now it was a fight back there. I didn't get it on the tape."
Moments later, a violent fight broke out near him with several employees throwing punches.
Soon the situation swelled ̵
"Honestly, I didn't even think about getting a chicken sandwich," Fourté said.
When police arrived at the scene, they decided that no weapons were involved and no arrests were made. It is unclear what caused the change.
Statement from Popey's franchise owner:
"This was an unfortunate, isolated incident that we take very seriously The dining room was closed immediately after changing at 9:30 am As a result, 7 employees were dismissed from the company, including the manager on duty. "