Operations are finally back out of the box for a Sacramento Jack-in-the-box restaurant shut down by a weekend hostage standoff.
“It’s shocking, especially being this area,” said Steven Gregory of Sacramento.
The gravity of what happened along Folsom Boulevard was not lost on some of the first customers to pass through the restaurant’s doors since police say Xang Khang showed up there Saturday with a gun and frightening intentions.
“Hope those gals, the two girls who were the ones kept hostage are doing O.K.,” said customer Tom Fea.
Before being shot and killed by officers, investigators say an armed Khang grabbed an 11-year-old girl by the hair and threatened to kill her and her father.
When he released the child and the family escaped, Khang took two female hostages, and held them at gunpoint for three hours, reportedly hitting one of them repeatedly.
Now employees and customers who love what ‘Jack’ has to offer are trying to help the restaurant get back to normal.
“I’m glad to see them open again I’ve been checking on them. I thought, ‘As soon as they open up, I’m going in to buy another hamburger and tell them I’m glad they’re back,’” said Fea.
Managers wouldn’t allow FOX 40 cameras inside to speak with them or their employees, but they say they’re very thankful for the support of loyal customers.