Imagine this: you’re working your shift at Jack in the Box, serving up chicken nuggets and shakes behind the counter, when a group of men carrying assault rifles walks in. What do you do?
In Fort Worth, Texas last week, employees took to the fast food outlet’s freezer, hiding among the frozen burger patties until squad cars arrived at the scene.
“Officers spoke with Jack in the Box employees who reported that they feared for their lives and believed they were being robbed,” said the Fort Worth Police Department in a statement.
They locked themselves in the freezer.
But these men weren’t robbers. They were demonstrators from a branch of pro-gun group Open Carry Texas, who told local media that they entered Jack in the Box armed in a display of their constitutional rights.
These sorts of rallies are nothing new. Last August, gun enthusiasts held a nationwide Starbucks Appreciation Day, posting photos on social media showing them posing with their weapons alongside their lattes.