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2 shot at GA Applebee's after cheering for 49ers

Posted on: January 15, 2012 3:10 pm
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These fans interacted much more peacefully than the ones at a Georgia Applebee's. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

It might sound like an Onion headline, but it's very much real: two men were shot at a Duluth, Georgia Applebee's after cheering for the 49ers during Saturday afternoon's victory over New Orleans.

Donald Ray Ayro was arrested Saturday after allegedly firing a gun at Christopher Middleton and Corey Adams in the parking lot of an Applebee's. Ayro allegedly took offense because Middleton and Adams were rooting for the 49ers, bought his meal from the restaurant and left in a hurry, saying he would return.

"The only thing me and my buddy said was, we were excited that the 49ers scored," Adams said per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "It was only one touchdown."

Ayro did return and allegedly confronted the two in the parking lot, where he shot Middleton in the abdomen (he was taken to a hospital in critical condition) and grazed Adams with a bullet.

It's a bizarre -- and hopefully not sad-ending -- story, one that is incredibly terrifying for anyone swinging into a southern restaurant off of I-85 to check out a football game. Unless you've already been to an Applebee's in the South. Then it's not quite as surprising.

Via Spencer Hall

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Since: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: January 15, 2012 4:08 pm
 

2 shot at GA Applebee's after cheering for 49ers

and southerners wonder why we think that they're hillbillies...

stick to nascar, billy joe bob - football is a little to advanced for you...



interesting. another example. 





Since: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: January 15, 2012 4:06 pm
 

2 shot at GA Applebee's after cheering for 49ers

what's with the cheap shot to the south? nice journalism. anyways, i am sure NY or Baltimore is much safer. i mean clearly this incident in GA was an indicator of how all people live in the south. 


and let me ask you this - if the perp's name was Deshawn Brown and this happened in an Oakland ghetto or bad neighborhood, would you have added a classy tagline at the end... or would that be................






ray-sis?



ok, get back to me on your thoughts, Mr. Glorified Blogger.  



Since: Jan 28, 2007
Posted on: January 15, 2012 4:03 pm
 

2 shot at GA Applebee's after cheering for 49ers

and southerners wonder why we think that they're hillbillies...

stick to nascar, billy joe bob - football is a little to advanced for you...



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: January 15, 2012 3:37 pm
 

2 shot at GA Applebee's after cheering for 49ers

Negotiations have begun between the Duluth, Georgia Dentention Center and the San Bruno Police Department to have this Southern fool, Donald Ray Ayro, to be extradited to the Bay Area where he will be afforded the opportunity to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge, the Oakland Bay Bridge, or attend a 49er game next September dressed up as "Darth Raider". When informed that he would almost certainly perish no matter which choice he made, the red-neck Ayro shrugged his shoulders and mutterred these words; "Not feelin so good in the neighborhood."


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