Orlando Subway Worker Fired Over Ketchup Fight With Customer

Categories: News
subwayketchupworker.jpg
Screenshot via WFTV
Lawrence Ordone is not a fan of ketchup.
There's a famous I Love Lucy episode where a Parisian chef goes after the red-headed gal with a knife after she asks for ketchup to season her escargot.

Apparently, former Subway employee Lawrence Ordone is a fan of the show, because last Tuesday, the former Subway employee allegedly threatened a man's life when he asked for ketchup on a sandwich at an Orlando Subway shop inside a Walmart.

According to Orlando's WFTV, Luiz Martinez had a hankering for a Subway Philly cheese steak with American cheese, onions, and ketchup. Only problem? Subway doesn't stock America's favorite condiment.

Mustard? Check! Oil and vinegar? Yup! Mayo? Both regular and reduced fat -- but no ketchup (which is seriously news to us).

When then-Subway employee Lawrence Ordone said that there was no ketchup available, Martinez was said to have refused the sandwich. Another patron offered to buy the sandwich, but that wasn't good enough for Ordone, who apparently went a little crazy, knocking down a chair and telling Martinez, "Let's go, fight me like a man." Ordone allegedly then blocked Martinez from exiting the store and threatened to kill him. Over ketchup!

"I was scared. Next thing, I'm thinking a gun's going to come out," said Martinez, after calling 911. By the time the police got to the shop, the employee had fled the scene.

Ordone, who said he was fired from his position as sandwich "artist", seems to have nothing against the tomato-based condiment, saying, "There's ketchup three aisles down. You can go buy your own ketchup, and I promise to God, you can put as much as you want on it and nobody's going to say nothing," said Ordone.

As of now, no charges have been filed and no arrests were made, though the case may be forwarded to the state's attorney's office.

Watch Ordone talk about why a sandwich turned into a fight in this unedited eight minute video from Orlando's WFTV:



Follow Laine Doss on Twitter @LaineDoss and Facebook



Tags:

Subway
My Voice Nation Help
5 comments
brinnie
brinnie

Lawrence Ordone has a serious anger problem.  He forgot that the purchases made by customers actually contribute to his paycheck.  It's an understatement to say he over reacted.  The 'sandwich artist' has an inflated sense of self that will be a tough sell to any prospective employers.  Maybe he should go back to school for a few years until this all blows over.

freakerdude
freakerdude

1 minute of this and I have heard enough...

metzler31
metzler31

@oxfordfirefighter Obviously you aren't from Philadelphia! Every cheeseteak I have ever ordered I have put ketchup on.  It is a standard ingredient - as much as the cheese or steak.  While I certainly would not curse out someone over ketchup, I would not order a cheesesteak if Subway didn't carry ketchup.  Philly born and raised...

Now Trending

From the Vault

 

Loading...