McDonald’s drive-thru shooting: A Michigan woman who received the wrong fast-food order twice allegedly fired a shot at the McDonald’s drive-thru window.
Apparently a bacon-less burger led to the dispute that allegedly escalated into violence.
The suspect was a passenger in a car being driven by another woman Sunday night. When their first drive-thru order came out wrong and they complained, they were promised free food the next time around.
They returned to the same McDonald’s restaurant in Grand Rapids, Mich., about three a.m. Monday morning, placed another order, and it again came out wrong. According to the MLive.com website, “[The suspect], in the passenger seat of the vehicle, allegedly leaned over the driver of the car and engaged in a verbal confrontation with the employee before shooting a bullet through the drive-through window. No one was injured as the bullet passed through the opposite wall of the restaurant.”
The duo drove away, but police tracked down the alleged shooter at her home because she gave the restaurant her cell phone number in connection with the initial wrong order complaint.
The suspect, identified in multiple media accounts as Shaneka Monique Torres, 29, faces charges of carrying a concealed weapon, discharging a firearm in or at a building, and felony firearms use.
This incident is hardly the first instance of drive-thru rage or fast-food freakouts as The Inquisitr has previously reported. One man smashed the drive-thru window with an axe when he received cold French fries. In another occurrence, a plain-clothes cop pulled a gun on a drive-thru slow poke. Separately, a Dunkin’ Donuts employee was pistol whipped after he made a mistake on a drive-thru order. Elsewhere, a man suffered a “meltdown” at the drive-thru window when he received a cheeseburger rather than a hamburger. In November, a man allegedly groped a female Arby’s drive-thru worker as she handed him his food at the window. Police managed to apprehend the man by following a trail of curly fries and sauce.
Receiving a mixed-up fast-food order — especially when you’re in a hurry to be somewhere — certainly can create “heartburn.” That being said, given this McDonald’s fast-food shooting and other acts of viloence that obviously go well beyond ordinary customer service complaints, do you think that drive-thru workers should receive extra hazardous duty pay?
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