McDonald’s worker survives being shot for cold fries
A McDonald’s employee in Brooklyn is clinging to life after being shot by a suspect who argued with him over cold fries, a senior police source said. New York Post Tuesday.
The 23-year-old victim is currently in a critical condition at Brookdale Hospital after working at the Fulton Road site in Bedford-Stuyvesant around 7pm on Monday.
The Post reported that a female customer started pestering an employee with her fries, while FaceTiming reported her 20-year-old son happened to be in the neighborhood.
An angry customer called her son to the venue after arguing about the cold fries
He eventually stormed into the fast food restaurant and started a fight with the staff, before pulling out a gun and shooting the worker in the head, according to police sources.
A police source said: “The mother complained that her fries were cold. “The mother was using FaceTime with her son and he overheard an argument between her and the salesperson. The son and the employee argued inside, outside there was an argument.”
The source added that the shooting was captured on surveillance video.
The 20-year-old person of interest is currently in custody, police say
The Post reports that a 20-year-old person of interest is currently in custody, however no charges have been filed in connection with the shooting as of Tuesday afternoon.
Footage and photos obtained by the store show a man holding a worker’s head while he bleeds on the sidewalk.
Witness lamented shooting
Witnesses expressed shock at the ignorance of the shooting.
“I felt like crying. Did you shoot someone through the fries?” a witness told The Post on Tuesday.
“We heard the pop,” she said. “At first, we thought it was a firecracker. I panicked. That’s why I didn’t run to the scene. You don’t know who’s around.”
She added that by then “we were all out, (and) the boy was on the ground.”
Meanwhile, a local store employee told the Post he heard “a shot” before lamenting the increasingly dangerous condition of the neighbourhood.
“Where did a 20-year-old get a gun from?” said the man, shaking his head. “Fulton Street is the craziest street. It’s getting worse, and shooters are getting younger and younger. They have lost their sense of direction.
“It says something when a mother is with her gun-carrying son.”
The worker’s name was not immediately available. Charges for the suspected gunmen were still pending on Tuesday.