A man in Naples was arrested after allegedly threatening the employees of a Wingstop with a firearm because he was angry that his order was taking so long to prepare.
At the end of last August, the employees of a Wingstop restaurant received a pickup order around 8:30 PM. The customer who placed the order was under the impression that the food would be ready in 20 minutes.
It was reported that the man and his girlfriend went to the eatery to retrieve the food together. When they got there, it was 20 minutes past the time that it should have been ready, but the order had not yet been prepared.
After he reportedly loudly expressed his displeasure about the situation, the manager gave the man a free beverage to try to compensate for a little of the inconvenience. It did not calm him down.
15 additional minutes went by, and the order was still not ready. The man allegedly threatened to get his gun out of the car.
His girlfriend tried to reason with him, but the man reportedly went outside and brought a semiautomatic gun back inside with him.
According to reports, the man threatened the workers with the firearm. His girlfriend was eventually able to coax him to get into the car, and she retrieved the food from the restaurant before they pulled away.
The authorities investigated the situation, and on January 25, the man went to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office to discuss the incident.
It was reported that the man explained that his mother passed away shortly before the incident occurred and that he was reacting to the stress he was feeling.
The suspect was taken into custody and booked into the Collier County Jail. He is facing preliminary charges of two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was released two days later after posting bond.
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