A Grand Rapids, Michigan, woman has been convicted of shooting a handgun into a McDonald’s restaurant after receiving a bacon cheeseburger without the bacon.
The incident occurred on February 10, 2014 at approximately 3 a.m. Torres purchased the bacon cheeseburger much earlier in the evening, but her anger built throughout the night. The incident is part of a growing trend of violence at fast food restaurants across the nation, such as a recently reported incident of a customer jumping over the counter and attacking a worker due to an overcharge on the order.
According to WZZM 13, Shaneka Torres purchased a bacon cheeseburger earlier in the day on February 9, 2014. She complained to the manager when she discovered that there was no bacon on the sandwich. The manager offered to make it right by giving her a free replacement on her next visit. Torres agreed with the accommodation and decided to return in the early morning of February 10, 2014 to claim her bacon cheeseburger. When she received her food, she noticed that it also did not contain the bacon that was meant to be included.
According to the New York Daily News, Torres arrived at the McDonald’s in a good mood. After taking her order, she arrived at the first window and paid for the meal. However, the individual at the second window changed her mood as soon as the order was delivered minus the bacon.
Upset, Torres confronted the worker and shared her dismay before brandishing her pistol in an attempt to get her point across. Although the worker attempted to correct the order, Torres lashed out at the worker, then she fired a single round from the gun, which shot through her driver’s side window and entered the restaurant.
Torres was captured by police only 30 minutes later at her home. She was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, felony use of a firearm, and discharging a firearm into a building. She is expected to be sentenced on April 21. On the same day, she will appear in court on unrelated charges of driving on a suspended or revoked license. Torres could receive up to seven years for the McDonald’s related charges.
No one was injured in the McDonald’s bacon Cheeseburger shooting.
[Photo Courtesy: New York Daily News]