LAKE CITY, Fla. – Lake City Police said a Krystal employee turned violent on Tuesday after learning he would be written up for showing up to work late.
Police said 29-year-old Russell Francis Gomez threw frozen hamburger patties at his boss, then started knocking over equipment and poured cooking oil on the floor when the manager tried to go to the office.Employees got customers out of the store safely while Gomez “flipped the circuit breakers, overturned trash cans, and damaged electronic equipment,” according to a release from the Lake City Police Department.Gomez got into his car and tried to leave, but two customers blocked him from leaving, because he was “saying he was going to return and making threats toward the manager,” the release detailed.
Gomez confronted one of the customers and spat in their face. The two customers “grabbed and restrained Gomez” until police arrived, according to the release.
When police arrived, Gomez was bleeding from the mouth. Gomez was told to sit while police obtained statements from witnesses. He then tried to leave on foot, but was able to be apprehended by officers safely.
Gomez was booked into the Columbia County Jail and faces three counts of aggravated battery, as well as assault, criminal mischief and resisting an officer without violence. He also faces a charge of driving while license suspended/revoked, as deputies found that he is a habitual traffic offender.
Typical fast food worker going about the daily grind just trying to make a paycheck and live so he can make a paycheck next week and live. Probably had a little hiccup, life got in the way, sometimes people fuck up. Who knows his reason. To err is to be human after all. Now I don’t know about Russell’s work ethic here. Maybe he fucked up too many times for his boss to forgive. What I do know is out of any burger chain, if you decide to throw an angry fit at your boss by ransacking the place and threaten your manager, Krystal Burger might be the worst option. I love little White Castle/ Krystal Burger’s sliders but that’s not gonna do any sort of damage with those thin little tiny frozen patties. You’re just not getting the appropriate fulfillment considering you’re gonna lose your job and go to jail anyways. If you worked at a McDonalds, you can just go ham on the ice cream machine. Wendy’s, take those fresh never frozen patties out of the freezer and chuck those meaty patties around. Bk? Throw those massive sesame seed buns in one hand, the massive patties in another. You throw a fit with little Krystal sliders you’re just gonna make a tiny mess. Probably clean it up in 15 minutes. If you want to tell your boss off, you’re gonna need a place that offers more.