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Man Stabbed To Death At Maryland Popeyes In Altercation Over Chicken Sandwich

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An altercation at a Maryland Popeyes restaurant led to the death of one man.

According to The Huffington Post, Prince George’s County Police responded to a call around 7 p.m. on Monday concerning a man suffering from stab wounds in the Oxon Hill parking lot of the fried chicken fast-food chain.

The unnamed victim was said to be 28-years-old from the Washington DC area. He died of his injuries an hour after being taken to the hospital.

Details are still unknown but an argument over the popular chicken sandwich is speculated to be the cause of the fight that continued out into the parking lot.

Reporters said a patron cutting in line led to the violent brawl.

The suspect remains at large.

Popeyes introduced their chicken sandwich in August and couldn’t keep up with the demand. They sold out within two-weeks due to its amazing popularity.

Is it worth fighting or dying for?

The chain finally brought back the highly-coveted menu item on Sunday.

Heavy marketing and dedicated queues for the chicken sandwich resulted in all-day lines, where, if one customer ordered a chicken sandwich for breakfast, they received them by lunch or dinner time.

Bruno Cardinali, PopeyesÂ’ head of marketing for North America, tantalized customers in an August 12 announcement by describing the item consisting of:

“barrel-cured pickles, a buttery toasted brioche bun, creamy mayo and buttermilk battered and hand-breaded chicken filet.”

Is it mouth-watering?

Perhaps.

Worth dying for?

Not so much.

Sadly, the extra measures Popeyes had prepared still couldn’t control the chaos.

In preparation for the feeding frenzy, Popeyes hired 400 more employees for their 150 locations and tasked up to two people per store to make the chicken sandwiches.

Maybe they should also hire additional security so customers can get their chicken sandwiches safely.

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Written by Koh Mochizuki

Koh Mochizuki is a New York-based actor and writer. Originally hailing from Los Angeles, he received his B.A. in English literature and is fluent in Japanese. Disney parks are his passion, and endless cups of coffee are a necessity. Instagram: kohster Twitter: @kohster1