Houston attorney released video of a Jack in the Box employee shooting at a customer during a dispute over missing curly fries.
Alonniea Fantasia Ford allegedly shot at the customer in March 2021, according to a lawsuit filed against Ford and the fast food restaurant in 2022.
Attorney Randall L. Kallinen filed the lawsuit on behalf of customer Anthony Ramos who is claiming assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and negligence by Ford as an employee at Jack in the Box, and negligence by Jack in the Box for hiring Ford without doing a background check.
Ramos is seeking $1 million in damages from Jack in the Box.
On Tuesday, Kallinen released footage of the shooting incident, according to KTRK.
The video footage shows Ramos, his pregnant wife and their 6-year-old daughter ordering two combo meals at the Jack in the Box near Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Ramos had just picked his family up from the airport. After receiving their order they noticed the curly fries were missing.
Ramos requested the missing food at the drive-thru window. An argument ensued and Ramos asked to speak with the manager.
Ford was seen throwing ketchup packets and ice at Ramos before leaving the drive-thru window.
She returned to the window with a pistol and Ramos sped off. He later told police that Ford opened fire at him as he was fleeing.
Ford pled guilty to a lesser charge of deadly conduct and received a sentence of one year deferred adjudication, court records show.
Ford later told KTRK she is “not an angry person” and she was working to feed her family.
Ford blamed Ramos for provoking her to defend herself.
She claimed the gun did not discharge, but police found a spent shell casing outside the drive-thru window.
Ford previously pled guilty to making a terroristic threat in 2012, Ramos’ attorney Kallinen told PEOPLE magazine.
“Jack in the Box needs to do background checks on employees so as not to expose their customers to someone who would attempt to kill them,” Kallinen said in a press release, obtained by CBS Austin.