Cops: Florida Man Stabbed IHOP Waiter In Retaliation For Food Poisoning

The unhappy customer was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

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While inferior to Waffle House, IHOP is one of the best chain restaurants for a cheap, reliable breakfast. Pancakes are the way to go, in our opinion at least, but you’ll probably be happy with waffle or any of the standard egg options. But if for some reason you’re unsatisfied with your meal there, or feel sick after, do NOT do what a Florida man allegedly did last week, which is return to the restaurant so you can stab your waiter.


North Miami Police told the Miami Herald that Gene Hicks ate at the IHOP Friday morning. It’s unclear what Hicks ordered—the Miami Herald suggests he may have had “the Belgian waffle, the chicken cordon bleu or the Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘n’ Fruity”—but whatever it was didn’t agree with his stomach, or so he later claimed.

Hicks left the restaurant but allegedly returned around 3 p.m. armed with a knife, which police say he then used to stab the waiter who’d served him. The waiter was rushed to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.


Hicks was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

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