A Houston man with a lengthy criminal record has been arrested after police say he shot at restaurant employees because he was upset that they did not give him enough BBQ sauce.
Andre Thomas, 36, now faces two charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and burglar of habitation.
The incident happened back in January at the Dickey's BBQ Pit on Shady Drive in northeast Harris County.
“Prosecutors said Thomas picked up his order and then left.
“Then, he calls the restaurant angry and upset because they did not give him enough BBQ sauce in his to-go order,” Jill Wells (with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office) said.
Workers tried resolving the problem, but Thomas was unhappy and went back to the establishment.
“Now, he’s verbally threatening them [saying] ‘I’ll come back and shoot up the place,’” Wells said.
Authorities say Thomas never even left the parking lot.
“He waited for them to leave,” Wells said. “He was by some nearby gas pumps waiting for them to leave.”
Investigators say Thomas followed the workers down the road and fired shots into their car.
“He strikes one of the complaint victims five times, breaking a bone in their arm,” she said. “The other victim, thank goodness, was not shot.”
At the time of the shooting, Thomas was free on bond on a number of charges including felon in possession of a weapon. Of course, he also has a lengthy criminal record.