Authorities in Georgia say a couple’s botched fast-food order nearly turned fatal when another customer pulled a gun for reasons that aren’t entirely clear.
According to the Gainesville Times, Matthew and Jamie Johnson reportedly placed a drive-thru order at a Gainesville McDonald’s at about 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, only to discover shortly thereafter that it was missing a requested sauce.
When they entered the restaurant to resolve the matter, they say a worker put too much of the sauce. After exiting the restaurant, they reportedly discovered the second error and they re-entered to bring it to the staff’s attention.
Upon leaving, Matthew Johnson said the employee “started” on him, prompting an altercation between the two individuals. At some point during the incident, a customer became involved, as reported by Fox News.
“He’s punching me, hitting me, and then we come outside,” he said.
After beginning to attack the couple, Matthew Johnson said the man followed him outside “for no reason” and he soon felt something pressed against his back that he initially assumed was a cellphone.
Johnson said he threatened to call the cops and the armed aggressor said he would “blow a hole” in the man’s back.
“When I turn around, he shoots and it hit the ground,” Matthew Johnson added, describing himself as “lucky” to have avoided injury or death.
A statement by Gainseville Police Sgt. Kevin Holbrook indicated there were no injuries associated with the shooting. He could not confirm whether a suspect had been arrested as of the latest updates available.
Matthew Johnson denied he did anything to warrant such a response, adding he was only trying to protect his wife.
“When they see the video, they’ll be able to see that I never did anything, so I’m not worried about it,” he said.
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