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Tuesday January 8, 2013

LATINO BLOTTER: Subway Employee Fights with Patron Over Ketchup

LATINO BLOTTER: Subway Employee Fights with Patron Over Ketchup

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A Florida restaurant worker lost his job last week after he got into an explosive argument with a patron over ketchup.

Customer Luis Martinez walked into an Orlando Subway and ordered a Philly cheese steak sandwich, asking for his usual “American cheese, onions, and ketchup.”

Suddenly annoyed by the request for ketchup on the sandwich, employee Lawrence Ordone, said he was unable to give it to Martinez.

An argument then began over Ordone’s refusal to add ketchup to the sandwich, and the sandwich maker admits he “flew off the handle,” shoved a chair to the side, and told Martinez to “fight like a man.”

Martinez told police Ordone threatened him and his wife. When officers arrived, however, the Subway employee had fled the restaurant.

Ordone was not arrested, but he was fired the following day.

As for the ketchup, Ordone told WFTV, ‘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.”