The founder and CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill killed himself inside his Bronx factory Saturday, police sources said.
More than a dozen current and former employees stood in disbelief outside the factory hours later. Some had tears rolling down their cheeks.
Some of his employees said they suspected something was amiss when they spotted his car, a silver Tesla 85D, parked oddly outside the factory, the New York Daily News. reports. It was left straddling two lanes
“He was a good boss, humble and a good businessman,” said Pete Tee, 27, a former employee.
“He never seemed sad. This is just terrible news right now.”
The businessman built the Jamaican beef patty purveyor into a national empire boasting more than 120 restaurants across the U.S.
It also produces more than 50 million patties a year for retail stores and supplies them to about 20,000 outlets, according to The New York Times.