A Jack-in-the-Box worker has been accused in a lawsuit of firing a gun at an angry drive-thru customer as the latter fled.
The lawsuit was filed by a man named Anthony Ramos against the food chain after he claimed that an employee named Alonniea Fantasia Ford shot at him back in 2021 after he got into a heated argument with her over curly fires – an incident that was caught on video which has recently surfaced.
At the time, Ramos says he and his family including his pregnant wife and young daughter drove through a Houston-area Jack-in-the-Box in March of that year, located off Bush Intercontinental Airport, and ordered a combo meal to go. However, when he told the employees he was missing items from his combo, things escalated. The family’s attorney Randall L. Kallinen just released a video of the incident.
Who is Alonniea Fantasia Ford?
Alonniea Fantasia Ford is an African-American woman who has already served her sentence for the crime. But the family wants the company held accountable.
In the video, Ford appears agitated with Ramos, whose pregnant wife was in the passenger seat. Their 6-year-old daughter was in the back seat. The couple claimed that they paid for a combo, but didn’t get the curly fries they ordered.
At one point in the dispute, the video shows Ford pulling out a gun. She then throws ice and condiments through the window just minutes later before firing at least twice at the family. She is seen leaning out and firing a couple of shots at the truck. She is then seen putting the gun away and starting to clean up before the police arrive.
Nobody was injured during the shooting.
Ford was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. She pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of deadly conduct and served one year of probation. The family is now claiming that Jack-in-the-Box was negligent for failing to keep customers safe from potentially dangerous employees.
“Jack-In-The-Box needs to do background check on employees so as not to expose their customers to someone who would attempt to kill them,” Kallinen said in a press release. “These rage cases are getting out of hand in Houston.”
Jack-in-the-Box has denied all allegations. In their retort, they have written that they have no control over or legal responsibility for Ford’s actions, calling her a third party.
Ford is also named in the lawsuit. The suit demands at least $250,000 in damages.