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Daphne, Alabama’s Ralph Sydnor Abney to Hooters employees: ‘Blood going to spill tonight’

Ralph Sydnor Abney (©Daphne Police Department)
Ralph Sydnor Abney (©Daphne Police Department)

Ralph Sydnor Abney, 49, of Daphne, Baldwin County, Alabama, United States went to a Hooters restaurant on July 9, 2021. He was asked to leave after causing a disturbance at the restaurant.

Later, Abney sent several threatening messages to Hooters employees including a photo of himself holding a firearm. One of the messages included the phrase, “Blood going to spill tonight.”

Because of the messages, Hooter’s management closed the location and sent employees home. Daphne Police Department officers arrested Abney near his home in Daphne and seized his firearm.

Charged with one count of making a terrorist threat, Abney was booked and transported to the Baldwin County Jail in Bay Minette, Baldwin County. He was later released on a $7,500 bond.

Abney has been married to Melazel Cudilla-Abney since August 9, 2013. He launched Abney Custom Carpentry in Daphne on March 1, 2017.


In other news, 2021 Miss Hooters is set to take place in Orlando, Orange County, Florida, USA on July 29, 2021, marking the 24th edition of the annual beauty pageant featuring Hooters waitresses called Hooters Girls from across the U.S. It was supposed to take place in 2020 but it was cancelled due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

One of the 2021 Miss Hooters candidates is NASCAR driver Ryan Blaney‘s girlfriend Gianna Tulio, 23, of Delray Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida. She has been working at the Hooters in Boca Raton, Palm Beach County for four years.

“I look forward to meeting all the other girls that have been selected and to share the same passion as them,” Tulio told WPTV. “I know that whoever wins this pageant will make the most wonderful difference and will only have positivity coming for the company, since they never fail to select the most amazing, hard-driven women.”

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