Moore owns Celebrity Southern Soul Food, about half a mile from the Ferguson Police Department. He spoke with BuzzFeed News as smoke filled the street late on Nov. 24, the night Officer Darren Wilson was cleared of criminal charges. In the ensuing chaos, several businesses near Moore’s restaurant were looted and set on fire, and a Little Caesars completely burned to the ground.

Moore wasn’t surprised by the grand jury decision, but was frustrated and afraid of the unrest that followed.