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A group of armed men and women pointed a gun at Popeyes workers and demanded an order of spicy fried chicken sandwiches. The perpetrators, which consisted of three men and two women, were reportedly hungry and angry when workers told them the restaurant was out of sandwiches.

KTRK in Houston reports that a baby was with the group.

Popeyes reportedly ordered all franchise restaurants to stop serving the coveted sandwiches after a series of violent incidents at inner city locations put customers and workers in danger.

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The Popeyes chicken sandwich craze took off after the restaurant's rival, Chic-fil-A, challenged them to a chicken sandwich duel on social media.

Black Twitter took sides in the Popeyes/Chic-fil-A memes war and customers stampeded into Popeyes restaurants to sample the sandwiches for themselves.

But police say Monday night's holdup at a southeast Houston Popeyes drive up window was no laughing matter.

After workers informed the "mob" that there were no sandwiches, the group tried to enter the restaurant, but workers locked the doors. One of the men pulled a gun and threatened to open fire.

Police say the aforementioned baby was left alone in the car to fend for itself.

Police are looking for the group who fled the restaurant empty handed.

Last week, Popeyes released a statement saying the high demand for their product resulted in the sandwiches being sold out everywhere.

In the statement, Popeyes said, "We, along with our suppliers, are working tirelessly to bring the new sandwich back to guests as soon as possible."

But Black Twitter is not buying the story. They say chickens and bread are plentiful in grocery stores all over the country. And there have been no reported shortages of supplies at Chic-fil-A or other fast food restaurants.

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