An already bizarre situation turned terrifying Saturday morning at the Waffle House in McComb, when a man brought a snake into the restaurant.
A Facebook video posted by TeTe Troynika Brumfield shows an altercation between a man holding a snake and two men who appear to be private security guards.
An employee at the restaurant, who was not there at the time of the incident, said the restaurant’s night security guard asked the man with the snake to leave, but he refused.
Mayor Quordiniah Lockley said no McComb police officers were involved, only private security from Waffle House.
It is unclear which security company was involved. Waffle House’s manager said in a phone call to the Enterprise-Journal he did not know the name of the security company.
At one point in the video, which was posted at 2:54 a.m. Saturday, the man with the snake around his neck is asked to leave and becomes belligerent with both officers.
As he starts shouting, one guard throws his hat down and pulls a gun from his holster as frightened customers start to flee.
He cocks the gun and walks toward the man with the snake, who drapes the snake over his shoulder.
Bystanders can be heard in the background of the video egging on the guard to “shoot him.”
The profanity-laced video shows continued shouting. The officer picked up his holster off the floor before escorting the man with the snake outside, where a McComb Police Department officer can be seen talking to the guards before the video ends.
Police released no additional information on the incident by presstime. It’s unclear whether any charges were filed.