A Georgia woman has been arrested after she allegedly fired a gun inside a McDonald’s when she was given cold fries.
The chain’s manager reportedly went to get her new fries when she complained about her food last Tuesday.
However, before they could get them, she followed them into the kitchen and fired a shot into the floor, according to local news. Police confirmed to Newsweek that the suspect is Lillian Tarver.
Detective Roberto Rodriquez from Garden City Police Department said:
Upon officers arriving on the scene they observed the suspect fleeing the scene in a black Nissan Altima.
Officers then engaged in a vehicle pursuit since the vehicle refused to stop.
The suspect surrendered in the area of Fitzgerald Street, Savannah, Georgia. The suspect Lillian Tarver was apprehended. It was revealed through an investigation that the incident at McDonald's was an armed robbery.
Lynn Watson, an employee at the McDonald’s, told local news channel WTOC that there was a full-blown brawl before the shot was fired.
When the woman pulled out the gun in the restaurant, she apparently thought:
This is serious, and I need to find a way to get out of it. Like, I need to find a way to get out and be alive.
Authorities said the owner gave the woman a refund for her order and she left the restaurant.
Thankfully, no-one was injured in the incident but it was a huge overreaction to being given some cold food...
And another reason why some gun control might be useful in the US.