NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Friday, November 27, 2015, 6:08 PM
Johnny Max Mount is accused of shooting and killing a waitress who told him not to smoke inside.
A Mississippi man allegedly shot and killed a Waffle House employee after she wouldn’t let him smoke inside the building.
A waitress in a Biloxi Waffle House asked Johnny Mount, 45, to snuff out his cig but he refused and instead pulled out a handgun and shot the woman a little after 1 a.m. on Friday.
Police arrested Mount at the scene. He had the 9mm pistol concealed beneath his shirt, cops said.
“The individual was still sitting there and they took him into custody,” Biloxi Police Department Sgt. Donnie Dobbs told The Clarion Ledger.
Officials did not immediately release the name of the 52-year-old victim, but Waffle House referred to her as Julie in a press release.
“This senseless tragedy is a shock for the Waffle House family,” the company’s statement said.
“Julie was a friend to many as well as a valued member of the Waffle House team. She will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with her family, friends, co-workers and customers.”
Mount has been charged with first degree murder and is being held at the Harrison County Jail on $ 2 million bond.