A North Dakota man is facing a felony after allegedly asking a customer at McDonald’s to purchase food for him and reportedly pulling out a gun when he was denied.
Just after noon on September 30, a man walking to a McDonald’s in Bismark was approached by a stranger who asked him to buy him a burger and a Happy Meal. The customer declined, told the man to “get a job,” and continued his journey to eat lunch at the Golden Arches.
While standing in line in the crowd of youngsters and adults, the man was waiting to order his meal when he was reportedly approached again by the person who previously asked him to buy the food for them. He allegedly pulled out a 9mm handgun and pointed it in the man’s direction. According to reports, the man holding the gun said he felt disrespected when he was told to get a job. He reportedly put the gun in the waistband of his pants while cursing at the man, and then left the establishment.
When the police arrived, they reported that the suspect’s 1-year-old daughter was outside the restaurant with a woman, and the man allegedly hid the gun in the baby’s stroller. When they asked the woman for her name, she gave them a false first name and her real last name. When the authorities learned her true identity, she was arrested.
The man was taken into custody and booked into the Burleigh County jail. He is preliminarily facing one felony count of terrorizing with a dangerous weapon. It was ordered that he be held on a $10,000 cash bond. Should he be released, he is not allowed to have any contact with the alleged victim.
The woman pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for giving the police a false identity, and she was sentenced to 10 days in the county jail.
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