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Victim of alleged roach-infested egg roll shooting speaks

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A bizarre story out of Southwest Birmingham. Police say the owner of the ''Good Friends Chinese and Seafood Restaurant" has been arrested. He's charged with shooting at a young woman, who claims that she found a roach in an egg roll.

 

Dennison Avenue's Chinese and seafood restaurant is the center of a Birmingham Police investigation.  Jatari Walker told us, she went into the restaurant Friday night, bought an egg roll and headed home. On the way, she took a bite...


     "I bit into my egg roll and discovered a roach inside," Walker said.

She went back to get a refund, but instead...

     "She still wouldn't give me my money back so I sat it on the counter and it rolled onto the floor and the lady who was taking an order was like, 'now where's the roach at?'" Walker told us.

She told police that as she turned to leave, the owner, 52 year old Chun Ching pulled out a gun and fired.

     "What if the bullet wouldn't have went in the wall and hit me?" Walker said. "I wouldn't have been able to go home to my child. 

Detectives showed up and put Ching behind bars.

     "I would like to see them shut down because if you were this hysterical over a roach, over a roach in an egg roll, what makes me or anybody else feel that folks can come in your restaurant and you just go ballistic again?" Jahari Sailes, the victim's father said.

Despite the series of events, Good Friends seems to have kept it's popularity. The restaurant had  a steady stream of customers and a line around the building for the drive thru.

Workers at the restaurant didn't want to talk to us about what happened.

     "It's still a shock," Walker said. "It's still in my mind. I could've been gone."

 

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