NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - It was just after 9 p.m. Wednesday when the store manager at Church's Chicken on St. Bernard Avenue was taking the trash out.
"We looked out the door before we even opened the door, but we didn't see nobody. They didn't have anybody out here. As soon as we unlocked the door, a gun came in our face," the store manager said.
The store manager said the man was wearing a hoodie and ski mask.
"All I could see was his eyes and a gun," the victim said.
He says the gunman demanded money and told them to open the safe. The store manager told FOX 8 that he and the other employee began to back up into the business when the gunman suddenly tried to shoot them.
"He pulled the trigger, and the gun never did go off. We were just looking, then he pointed the gun at the other manager and told her you think I'm playing with you? He pulled the trigger again," the victim said.
The victim said he was in shock.
"Me and her were more terrified than anything. Just to be looking into that hole of the gun and he jut pulled that, it was so weird," the victim said.
At that moment, the victim said he opened the cooler door and had plans of hiding behind it when the robber re-racked the gun and the magazine fell to the ground.
"He picked it up and left, and we didn't understand it, but I was grateful," the victim said.
The gunman did not get any money, but he left the victims terrified about what happened. At the same time, they're thankful to be alive.
"My nerves are bad. It's an uncomfortable feeling. Now, I have to look over my shoulder all day long. How do you work like that?" the victim said.