Every night at Twin Peaks breastaurants across America, there’s a running battle between trashy plaid tops and the laws of physics. No one usually gets hurt.
But yesterday at a Twin Peaks in Waco, Texas, nine people were killed and a 170 were arrested after a massive biker brawl.
Police say the fight between rival motorcycle gangs began Sunday at noon in the restaurant’s men’s room. It quickly spread to the dining area, the patio, and the parking lot.
“We had wounded inside, we had people stabbed, we had people shot and we had people beat,” said Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton, a Waco police spokesman.
Swanton added that five different gangs are beleived to have been involved in the battle, but declined to “give them the respect of mentioning their names.”
I’d bet dollars to donuts that the Hell’s Satans were involved.
Authorities say that the nine victims were all known gang members, and no police or civilians were hurt in the incident. That’s good news for the restaurant, which is facing a PR nightmare.
“We are horrified by the criminal, violent acts that occurred outside of our Waco restaurant today,“ said Jay Patel, operating partner for the franchise in Waco. "We share in the community’s trauma. Our priority is to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for our customers and employees, and we consider the police our partners in doing so.”
However, authorities chastised the restaurant’s management, claiming they could have done more to prevent the incident from occurring.
“We have been made aware in the last few months of rival biker gangs — rival criminal biker gangs — being here and causing issues,” Swanton said. “We have attempted to work with the local management of Twin Peaks to get that cut back, to no avail. They have not been of much assistance to us.”
As you might expect, all the death and destruction didn’t do much for the location’s Yelp rating.
It’s worth noting that the last review was posted well before the shooting.
(Source: The Washington Post)