Man kills Waffle House waitress over smoking

Johnny Mount (image Source: Harrison County Jail)
Johnny Mount (image Source: Harrison County Jail)

A waitress at the popular restaurant chain Waffle House was killed in Biloxi, Mississippi early Friday morning.  The waitress had requested that customer Johnny Max Mount, 45, stop smoking inside the restaurant. After a heated argument, Mount pulled out a 9mm pistol and shot the woman in the head. The 52-year-old waitress died a short time later at a local hospital. Her name is not being released until the next of kin are notified.

After shooting the woman, Mount was arrested as he attempted to leave the Waffle House. He has been booked into the Harrison County Jail on charges of first-degree murder. He is being held on a $2 million bond.

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.



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