• Group armed with gun demands chicken sandwiches from Houston Popeyes

    By: Ann Smajstrla, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    HOUSTON - A group of people armed with a gun tried to enter a Houston Popeyes restaurant and demand chicken sandwiches, police said.

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    The incident happened just before 9 p.m. Monday, Houston police told KTRK-TV

    A group of two women, three men and a baby went through the restaurant's drive-thru in a black SUV and ordered chicken sandwiches, KTRK-TV reported. When employees said the sandwiches were sold out, the group reportedly became angry and tried to enter the restaurant.

    A man in the group pulled a gun on the employees while demanding chicken sandwiches, police said.

    The employees were able to lock the group out of the restaurant and call police. The suspects fled before police arrived.

    There were no injuries in the incident, police told KHOU-TV.

    The chicken sandwiches became available at select Popeyes stores on Aug. 12 and became wildly popular, leading Popeyes to announce Aug. 27 that all stores were sold out of the sensational product. Popeyes assured customers the sandwich would be back on the menu soon, but the news still hasn't sat well with many would-be customers -- including a Tennessee man filed a lawsuit against Popeyes for running out of the sandwiches.

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