A customer at a Little Ceasar's near St. Petersburg, FL, shot another for complaining about slow service, then tried to hide behind the state's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law. 49-year-old Randall White ordered a thin-crust vegetable pizza, but began complaining loudly when his 10-minute pizza took longer than 10 minutes to arrive.
Fellow patron, 52-year-old Michael Jock, began arguing with White, and soon the argument turned physical. Jock pulled out his legally concealed .38 Special and shot White once in the lower torso. He shot White again during a struggle for the weapon; another bullet was found lodged in the wall of the restaurant.
When police arrived, Jock claimed that he was well within his "rights" to fire his weapon under the law, which permits the use of deadly force during life-threatening scenarios. A police investigation determined that deadly force was not required.
Jock was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a weapon and shooting within a building. He was taken into custody, but released after posting his $20,000 bond. White was released from Bayfront Medical Center, but says a bullet is still lodged in his back.