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A 25-year-old cook at a Waffle House in Colorado was shot last week by a customer who refused to wear a mask in the restaurant.
Kelvin Watson, 27, has been arrested on charges of attempted first-degree murder.
Employees say Watson came into the restaurant not wearing a mask and was told he could not be served without one. Watson left and returned with the mask, but was not wearing it. Once again, he was refused service. Watson then pulled out a small gun, placing it on the counter, telling the cook he could “blow your brains out.”
The following night, Watch returned again, and was told again that he could not be served. Watson then slapped the cook across his face. The cook told police he began running towards the back entrance of the Waffle House. He was followed by Watson who shot him in the chest.
The cook was taken to the hospital. Since then, he has been released and is expected to make a recovery.
Watson was released from jail after placing a $100,000 bond.