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The public is outraged over social media images of an inmate savoring a Popeyes spicy chicken sandwich in his jail cell - while everyone else stands in long lines and risks bodily injury or death to buy the coveted sandwich.

According to London's Dailymail.com, the photos were posted by a FACEBOOK user named Frank Gutta and shared across Twitter and other social platforms.

The images show the inmate enjoying the spicy chicken sandwich while sitting on his bunk in a 6x8 jail cell.

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The images are captioned: "TRYING TO SEE WHAT ALL THE HYPE ABOUT" and "THANKS BAE".

The hate was thick on social media, as Twitter users expressed their outraged. "N****s in jail ate the Popeyes chicken sandwich before me IM SICK," wrote one hungry user.

Another user tweeted: "Bruh gotta be busting down a female guard."

But not everyone was mad at the lucky inmate. One Twitter user was happy for the guy.

"Was gonna say this Popeye's sandwich is getting out of hand but the happiness I felt for dude getting that sandwich outweighs it all."

Popeyes franchise restaurants have become crime scenes as hungry consumers brawl and try to kill each other for the coveted sandwiches.

One 28-year-old man was stabbed to death and social media users uploaded videos showing fights and other violent incidents inside and outside the restaurants. But Popeyes was unbothered.

According to Fox News, the corporation asked its customers to "show some patience and love each other as much as it loves the restaurant."

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A white man was chased by an angry mob, beaten and robbed of his spicy chicken sandwich after he went on a profane rant inside a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurant.

Online activist Tariq Nasheed posted a video that showed a white man shouting the N-word inside a Popeyes restaurant. The man was apparently upset after waiting in a long line for his food.

As the man walked outside the restaurant, he was set upon by an angry mob who beat him bloody and robbed him of his chicken sandwich.

This is the type of incident Popeyes had hoped to avoid when they pulled the chicken sandwiches out of stores after a series of violent incidents around the country earlier this year.

When Popeyes brought back the popular sandwich on Sunday, Nov. 3, the incidents of violence began anew.

One man was stabbed to death and social media users uploaded videos showing fights and other violent incidents inside and outside the restaurants. But Popeyes wasn't concerned.

According to Fox News, the corporation asked its customers to "show some patience and love each other as much as it loves the restaurant."

A spokesman told Fox Business the company had no plans to remove the sandwiches from stores again.

"The Chicken Sandwich came back on Sunday and will be available for the long term," a Popeyes spokesperson said in a statement to Fox Business on Wednesday.

"We love our fans and know they love us — we're asking everyone to share that love with each other and be understanding as the team works hard to get the sandwich back in every one of our guests’ hands."

Eric Yaverbaum, head of Ericho Communications, told Fox Business the incidents didn't mean a public relations disaster for Popeyes. He said the fights "just showcase poor decision making by specific Popeyes customers."

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Police in Prince George's County, Maryland released a photo of the suspect who stabbed a 28-year-old man during an argument outside a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurant in the 6200 block of Livingston Road in Oxon Hill, MD on Monday.

Prince George's County police released a photo of the suspect: a Black male wearing a yellow t-shirt, black jacket and black ball cap turned backwards. Also seen in the photo is a Black woman who police hope to identify in connection with the incident, according to Fox 13 News.

"We are looking for a male, and that male knows who he is," Prince George's County Police spokeswoman Jennifer Donelan said at a news conference Monday. "He knows what he did here tonight, and he needs to do the right thing and he needs to step up and turn himself in."

Kevin Tyrell Davis, 28, of Oxon Hill, MD, was identified as the victim. He was stabbed after arguing with the suspect over cutting the long line. The suspect followed Davis to the front door and stabbed him in the parking lot.

The fatal incident occurred after Popeyes announced the return of the popular sandwiches on Sunday, Nov. 3. The chicken sandwiches were pulled earlier this year after a series of violent assaults inside Popeyes fast food restaurants.

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Popeyes was heavily criticized for targeting a low-income demographic with high calorie, high fat, high sodium chicken products.

On Tuesday a Popeyes spokesperson released a statement to Fox News:

"We do not yet know whether this was the result of a dispute over one of our products or something unrelated, but there is no reason for someone to lose their life on a Monday night in a parking lot. Our thoughts are with the victim's family and friends and we are fully cooperating with local authorities."

The spicy chicken craze started out as a friendly meme war between Popeyes and its rival Chick-fil-A. But the high demand for the chicken sandwiches have resulting in bad PR for the company.

According to customers around the country, the spicy chicken sandwiches are already sold out.

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The Popeyes hysteria is not over. Police in Maryland say a Popeyes customer was stabbed to death over the coveted spicy chicken sandwiches.

The fatal incident occurred after Popeyes announced the return of the popular sandwiches to franchise stores. The chicken sandwiches were pulled after a series of violent assaults in Popeyes fast food restaurants earlier this year.

Prince George's County Police responded to a report of a fight at a Popeyes location in the 6200 block of Livingston Road in Oxon Hill on Monday at around 7 p.m.

According to Fox5 DC, a fight ensued when one man objected to another man cutting the long line. The scuffle spilled outside where one man stabbed a 28-year-old man.

"We have been able to determine, preliminarily, that this is related to the release of the sandwich here at this restaurant," said PGPD Director of Media Relations Jennifer Donelan in a statement to CBS affiliate WJZ 13 News.

The victim was transported to a hospital where he was reported dead about an hour after the fight. Police are searching for the suspect.

The Popeyes chicken sandwich hysteria was born on social media when rivals Popeyes and Chick-fil-A launched a meme war touting their products.

But Popeyes was heavily criticized for targeting Black people in poor communities with their high calorie, high fat, high sodium chicken products.

Instagram influencers and bloggers promoted the sandwiches which quickly sold out everywhere.

Customers accused the fast food chain of deliberately running out of the sandwiches to prevent a certain demographic from ruining the dining experience of their regular customers.
 

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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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