White Powder Mailed to Pizza Patrón Restaurants in Fort Worth and Atlanta

“White powder, later determined to be harmless, was sent to Pizza Patrón restaurants in Fort Worth and Georgia on Tuesday — the same day that the national pizza chain launched a controversial promotion giving free pepperoni pizzas to customers who order in Spanish,” according to the Fort Worth Star Telegram.

“Shortly before 2 p.m., the owner/manager of the Pizza Patrón at 301 NW 28th St. brought an envelope containing white powder to the Fort Worth Police Department, prompting police to alert the Fire Department.

An analysis determined that the powder was Sheetrock dust, Fire Capt. M.R. Skains said.

Andy Gamm, brand director for Dallas-based Pizza Patrón, said that hours before the Fort Worth incident, he learned that an envelope containing white powder had also been mailed to a restaurant in Atlanta. That owner also took the envelope to police, and authorities quickly determined that it was ceramic tile powder, Gamm said.

Gamm said he has no doubt that the stores were targeted because of the national Spanish-order promotion.’

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