Wazzabi restaurant diners Marshall Phillips and Destin McMahon were sampling the food they just ordered, when they decided that the meal wasn’t up to par.
Phillips say that he paid his $13 bill while McMahon refused to pay his $19 tab because he had only taken a few bites of the food before sending it back to the kitchen.
As they drove away from the Wazzabi restaurant in Winter Park, Florida, they heard a shot being fired.
Phillips say that he saw a muzzle flash and heard a ‘pop’ sound as a gun was fired.
The diners said as they left the restaurant to drive away they were followed out by Tran, a server and the restaurant cook Hoai Tran.
Phillips and McMahon gave a breakdown of the events:
‘I come here to get in the car and the guy comes and just rips the door open, the manager, you know,’ said Phillips.
‘We didn’t get like maybe ten feet before the manager started harassing us, chasing us, yelling at us,’ said McMahon.
‘The bigger gentleman that came out with him, the boss, kicks in that huge dent here and here (pointing to the car),’ said McMahon.
‘They immediately, “Boom!” start pounding on the back, there’s dents all here.’
The two said they tried to drive away when they heard a gunshot.
‘I looked at these guys in the rear view as they’re coming at us and I saw a flash and I heard it, “Pop!” you know,’ said Phillips.
Police said Tran fired a single bullet that lodged into Phillips’ bumper.
‘They could probably shoot and kill us over $19,’ said Phillips.
He told Orlando TV station WPTV that he plans to sue Tran for damages to his car.