PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police said they are trying to find a woman who revealed a gun and threatened workers at a Chipotle restaurant.
The incident happened Saturday just before 5 p.m. at the restaurant, located on Cottman Avenue just west of Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia, investigators said.
According to police, the manager of the restaurant asked an employee to close the doors to customers and tell those inside the restaurant at that point to order online "due to staffing." The employee told that information to the customers still inside.
Authorities explained that the woman then showed a gun and asked to speak to the restaurant's manager. The employee activated a mall security alert.
The woman told staff that she would return if someone didn't make her meal, and "there will be a problem," according to police. She then put the gun back inside her purse as an employee made the woman's order.
The woman then showed her gun again and said “somebody better give me my food," police said. She was given the food, and then left the restaurant.
Police say to call or text a confidential tip to 215-686-8477 (TIPS), or to call 215-686-3153 or 215-686-3154 if you have information on this case. They also advise anyone who sees the suspect to immediately call 911 and not approach her.