The public relations firm that works for McDonald’s in St. Louis believes that the police account of the events is incorrect, and they are voicing their opinion publicly.
After allegedly aiming a rifle through the drive-thru window at a customer and then refusing to let police officers enter the premises when they were asked to do so, employees of a McDonald’s restaurant in St. Louis, Missouri, are facing criminal charges as a result of their actions.
At approximately 9:20 p.m. on Monday, an employee at a McDonald’s located in the Penrose district of St. Louis harassed and threatened a female customer who was trying to get a meal at that establishment, as reported by the police. The worker brandished a gun in her direction and made a threat to her.
According to the police officers who responded to the woman’s call to 911, personnel at McDonald’s first refused to let them into the establishment. The police claim that once they were eventually admitted in by an employee, they immediately dispatched a K-9 unit to investigate the women’s restroom to locate a rifle and another pistol there.
The fact that the lady who contacted the police was the one who reported the event helped authorities identify the 22-year-old male employee who is accused of pointing the weapon at the woman who called the police. The woman who called the police was the one who reported the incident. The suspect has reportedly been taken into custody however, local authorities say that he has not yet been charged with any criminal offense.