Post by Graveyardbride on Aug 3, 2020 1:46:33 GMT -5
Florida Man Shoots Burger King Employee for Taking Too Long to Fill Order
On Saturday, August 1, around 7:30 p.m., a woman placed an order at the drive-thru window of the Burger King located at 7623 E. Colonial Drive in Orlando. There was a delay, the customer became angry and started yelling at employees, saying she was going to call “her man,” which prompted Desmond Armond Joshua Jr., a young black Burger King employee, to refund her $40 and ask her to leave the premises.
Still angry, the woman drove away and returned shortly thereafter with a man – later identified as Kelvis Rodriguez-Tormes (above) – in a white truck. Rodriguez, 37, challenged 22-year-old Joshua to a fight and assaulted the young man. After he placed Joshua in a headlock and commenced choking him, a witness intervened.
The two were separated, after which Rodriguez went to his truck, retrieved a gun and told Joshua, “You got two seconds before I shoot you!” He then shot Joshua, got into his truck and drove away.
Joshua, who had a criminal history, had just started working at the restaurant a few days before and was attempting to turn his life around. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
A witness to the incident said the restaurant was unusually busy night and the drive-thru was backed up, causing customers to have to wait longer than was normal.
According to investigators, Rodriguez, a career criminal, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, destruction of evidence – for dismantling and hiding the firearm – and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Sources: WPLG, WVLT and WKMG, August 2, 2020; and the Orange County Jail.