Tempers have flared in drive-thru fast food lines before, but they usually don’t end in gunfire. However, according to the Chicago Tribune, a man started shooting at a Wendy’s in Chicago when another driver attempted to get into the drive-thru lane ahead of him.
Certain drive-thru lanes at fast food establishments, such as McDonald’s or Wendy’s, might be confusing to some drivers, especially those that begin with a single lane that splits off into two lanes or ones that have multiple lanes. Drivers have been known to bypass the single lane and effectively jump ahead of cars that have been waiting in the drive-thru lane the whole time.
There’s no word on whether that was the case at the South Side location of a Wendy’s drive-thru lane where the driver attempted to get ahead in line on Thursday night, but the melee ended up with a 20-year-old man and a 23-year-old man being hurt by broken glass as a result of the shooting. It was near midnight at the Wendy’s located in Fuller Park in the 200 block of West Garfield Boulevard when the shooting went down.
Police say that an argument ensued after one driver tried to cut in front of another. The SUV’s driver, presumably the one who felt offended by being cut in front of, was driven by a female and raced away from the scene. A passenger in her SUV is allegedly responsible for opening fire on the other car, reported members of the Chicago Police Department.
The scene at the Wendy’s parking lot was sectioned off with crime scene tape — close to the intersection of South Princeton Avenue and West Garfield Boulevard. According to the Chicago Tribune, the car that had been fired upon still had its headlights on and the rear window was broken.
It’s a scene that’s reminiscent of what was recounted in the movie Straight Outta Compton, as reported by the Inquisitr. In one harrowing true-to-life scene from the movie, gang bangers boarded a school bus with N.W.A. member Ice Cube when he was still a teen, and they ended up pulling a gun out on the teens who threw up gang signs in jest at the other gang members. Instead of shooting, however, they ended up giving a motivational speech that had a positive effect upon the rapper’s life and encouraged him to continue writing to get out of his surroundings.
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