Surveillance footage captured the moment a Wendy’s customer, upset about her order, pulled a gun on the drive-thru worker.
The incident took place at a Wendy’s in McDonough, Georgia.
Law enforcement officials said that the woman was driving a car with an adult passenger and several children in the backseat when she brandished the firearm around 11:15 p.m. on March 2.
Officials told Fox 5 the woman was apparently upset because she ordered a junior meal for the children but wasn’t satisfied with the order or wait time.
She brought out the gun, demanding a refund.
BOLO: On March 2nd, 2019 at approximately 11:15 PM, a female driving a black Nissan Altima pointed a handgun at a cashier working the drive-thru window at Wendy’s, 1760 Jonesboro Road, McDonough, GA. If you have any information regarding the vehicle or its occupants, please contact Lt. Waddell or Henry County Non-Emergency Dispatch at 770-957-9121.
Posted by Henry County Police Department on Tuesday, 5 March 2019
“If the gun would have been fired it could have harmed the clerk at the window, subsequent employees or any customers that could have been in the restaurant as well,” said Henry County Police Department Sgt. John Davis.
Investigators said the clerk did well keeping her cool. They’ve put up wanted posters for the woman and asked anyone with information to call the police.
Alexander Shannon, a fast-food drive-thru window clerk that works elsewhere, said that he keeps his cool no matter what happens. “You never know what someone is going through, you can never, no matter what or who the person is, they might be going through something that you have no idea about or you don’t understand at all,” said Shannon.
The clerk wasn’t identified but spoke to WSB-TV, saying there were four children in the car when the woman brandished the gun.
“She cocks it back like she was going to shoot me,” the cashier said. “All of a sudden, there was a black gun pointed directly at me.”
According to the clerk, the woman was upset that she had to wait for her card to be approved.
Boy, 4, Finds Razor in McDonald’s Happy Meal Box
A Wisconsin boy eating a McDonald’s Happy Meal reportedly discovered a razor blade inside.
Scot Dymond took his 4-year-old son, Emmett, through the fast-food chain’s drive-thru window before they made the discovery, Channel3000 reported.
When they got home, Emmett discovered a handheld scraping tool with a sharp razor blade attached.
The boy pulled it out of the Happy Meal bag and began to play with it.
“He was super excited he had a new toy,” Dymond told Channel 3000. “He started waving it around and I realized it was actually a razor knife.”
The worried father then called the McDonald’s manager to report the dangerous item.
What if you found this in your child's Happy Meal?
— KOLD News 13 (@KOLDNews) March 5, 2019
“The manager said they were sorry, and they could comp us a free meal,” he said to WMTV.
But the angry father said he didn’t want to be compensated, adding, “I want my kid to be safe and everyone else’s kids to be safe.”
“I couldn’t imagine him cutting his arm open, or even losing a finger, because it’s so sharp,” he told Channel3000. “I was very upset, very angry. I couldn’t figure out how it would’ve even gotten in there.”
Dymond said he then contacted the Columbus Police Department in Wisconsin.
Officers took the scraper tool back to the manager at the McDonald’s, and the manager confirmed the item was used by staff as a cleaning device at the location.
Epoch Times reporter Jack Phillips contributed to this report.