Three teenagers in Chantilly, Virginia, face criminal charges after one of them allegedly displayed a gun and threatened to kill fast-food workers when their order wasn’t ready in time, WJLA-TV reports.
Police say the incident occurred at a McDonald’s in the Chantilly Shopping Center around 9 p.m. Thursday.
When their food order wasn’t ready, the men began to argue, prompting one of the suspects to pull up his shirt, show a gun sitting in his waistband and threaten to kill the employees, according to a Fairfax County Police statement.
Authorities nabbed the men shortly after they left the restaurant.
Kyle Emmanuel Harris, 19, is charged with brandishing a weapon, marijuana possession, simple assault and disorderly conduct.
Brian Abrego, 18, is charged with disorderly conduct.
Erisk Cruz, 18, is charged with disorderly conduct and possession of a controlled substance.
The incident is hardly the first time hungry customers have become violent at restaurants.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, this past June a Georgia couple viciously beat a restaurant owner and her 15-year-old daughter after complaining about being served cold chicken and an inadequate amount of fries.
The attack left the owner with a broken nose while her daughter had a concussion and bruises.
And in December of last year, a customer in Arizona who was irate over a messed up order lobbed racial slurs and threatened to kill the manager of a fast-food Mexican restaurant, the New York Daily News reports.
The manager, who is half Hispanic and half black, told authorities that he was in the process of giving the customer new food when the customer said “F**k you n****r … Go back to Mexico. Go back to Africa.”
Feature photo: Fairfax County Police