Forsyth County, GA – a police detective has been arrested on a felony charge of aggravated assault against a patron of McDonald’s whom he held at gun point.
On April 9, the off-duty detective was waiting behind another car in the drive-thru lane waiting to pick up his order. As many people understand, if the car ahead of you is making an order for multiple people, you will likely experience a delay.
However, on that day, the detective took matters into his own hands. At first, he stepped out of his vehicle and verbally insulted the driver ahead of him for holding up the line.
Then, the detective stepped back out of his car and walked up to the driver informing him that he did not know who he was messing around with.
The detective then drew his sidearm and pointed it at the driver, age 18, while again verbally threatening him.
“[W]e were waiting on them to cook the food,” says the driver, who happens to work at that McDonald’s but was just picking up some food with friends at the time of the confrontation. “And the cop — I didn’t know at first that he was a cop — pulled up behind us and waited about two minutes, two to three minutes…. And he got out and started yelling, yelling at us, ‘Stop holding up the drive-thru line,’ this that and the other. He walked back over to his car, got back in, and I said, ‘Sorry for the inconvenience, Sir.’ And he goes, ‘Who has the loud mouth?’ And I was, like, ‘I said that,’ not being smart or anything. He’s like, ‘Well, you never know who you’re messing with.’ And I was just like, ‘No, Sir, I don’t.’ He goes, ‘Keep your mouth shut.’ I was like, ‘I’m sorry.’ He’s like, ‘Well, you don’t know who you’re messing with. And there’s some crazy people out there.’ And that’s when he pulled the gun on me, and kept on yelling at me for about thirty more seconds. And then walked off.”
The teenager believes that the verbal assault lasted for about 90 seconds of which 30 were at gun point. As the detective drove off, they got his license plate number and phoned the police.
The local sheriff used their testimony along with footage from the security camera to issue a warrant out for the detective. He was arrested that night and is out on a $22,000 bond. He has also been suspended from duty.
Off-Duty Cop Gets Impatient At McDonald’s, Pulls Gun On Customer