A Wisconsin restaurant worker was shot in the face by twin sisters after they complained about a $3 hamburger missing from their order. The 26-year-old, Anthony Rodriguez miraculously survived the shooting on January 30, 2022, at a popular Wisconsin chain restaurant, Wauwatosa George Webb.
The incident left Rodriguez with a fractured spine and a portion of the bullet still lodged in his throat. The suspects, twin sisters Bryanna and Breanta Johnson, 20, are now charged with attempted murder and both of them could face up to 65 years in prison.
According to police, Bryanna and Breanta were allegedly ‘impatient and rude’ while waiting for their order and then became angry when a hamburger was missing, prompting one of them to walk outside and return with a pistol. The two proceeded to attack Rodriguez and one of them shot him in the face while he was down.
“I do remember just laying on the ground and just bleeding out,” Rodriguez, wearing a neck brace to support his fractured spine, told local outlet WISN-TV about the incident. “I was in so much shock. I don’t really remember being in much pain, but I remember kind of internally freaking out and being very scared and just telling myself, Wow, I’m probably gonna die here.”
Although Rodriguez, who is a single father of a three-year-old, survived, his recovery is going to take a long time given that his spine is fractured and his throat is also damaged. Rodriguez also recalled how, while bleeding out on the eatery’s floor, he had thought he would never see his son again.
A criminal complaint filed by the Wauwatosa Police Department chronicling the incident details how the Johnson sisters, along with two other women, were ordering food from Rodriguez at the eatery when employees said the group started becoming ‘impatient and rude’ while waiting for a food order. The women then began arguing with Rodriguez and another unnamed staffer over not getting their food quick enough, the complaint states.
Upon receiving their food, the sisters got irritated over a $3 hamburger that was missing from their order. Rodriguez and the other employee then asked the group to leave. At that point, one of the twins walked outside the establishment and returned with a pistol, the complaint continues.
Surveillance footage and interviews with witnesses and the suspects confirm that one of the sisters, Breanta, proceeded to punch Rodriguez in the face and wrestle him to the ground. The security footage then showed Breanta pass the handgun to her sister, who was still beating Rodriguez, police said. Bryanna, then allegedly aimed and shot an already downed Rodriguez in the face.
When police arrived on the scene, they found Rodriguez in critical condition with ‘a gunshot wound to the right side of his face,’ per the complaint.
The twin sisters left the scene but they were subsequently tracked down and arrested by Wisconsin police, and are facing attempted homicide charges for the brazen attack. They are being held in jail on $100,000 bail and if convicted, both may end up in jail for 65 years.