Diner Kills Waiter Over Slow Sandwich

French police search for shooter
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 18, 2019 9:21 AM CDT
Customer Kills French Waiter Over Wait for a Sandwich
French police have opened a murder investigation in the shooting death of a waiter in a Paris suburb.   (Getty/AlxeyPnferov)

A customer became so angry at having to wait at a small eatery on the edge of Paris that a waiter is apparently dead over a sandwich. Witnesses say the customer, enraged that "his sandwich wasn't prepared quickly enough," pulled out a gun and shot the 28-year-old waiter in the shoulder. He died at the scene, the AFP reports. The shooter got away after the killing, and police have opened a murder investigation. The shooting took place around 9:15pm Friday night at a small pizza-and-sandwich spot in the suburb of Noisy-le-Grand, notes the New York Times. With the killer still on the lam, area residents gathered outside the restaurant Saturday. "He was killed for a sandwich?" one person asked. (A tenant reportedly killed his landlord in southeast France because he didn't have air-conditioning.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.