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Off-Duty Cop Gets Impatient At McDonald’s, Pulls Gun On Customer
The Consumerist ^ | April 18, 2013 | Chris Morran

Posted on 04/18/2013 10:30:19 AM PDT by Altariel

When we write about customer disputes at fast food joints, it usually involves the cops showing up to put an end to things. But here’s a tale of an impatient police officer who has been accused of pulling his gun on the car in front of him at the McDonald’s drive-thru.

WXIA-TV reports that the incident occurred on April 9 in Forsyth County, GA. The officer, a detective with the DeKalb County Police, pulled into the drive-thru and ended up behind a truck.

“[W]e were waiting on them to cook the food,” says the driver, who happens to work at that McDonald’s but was just picking up some food with friends at the time of the confrontation. “And the cop — I didn’t know at first that he was a cop — pulled up behind us and waited about two minutes, two to three minutes…. And he got out and started yelling, yelling at us, ‘Stop holding up the drive-thru line,’ this that and the other. He walked back over to his car, got back in, and I said, ‘Sorry for the inconvenience, Sir.’ And he goes, ‘Who has the loud mouth?’ And I was, like, ‘I said that,’ not being smart or anything. He’s like, ‘Well, you never know who you’re messing with.’ And I was just like, ‘No, Sir, I don’t.’ He goes, ‘Keep your mouth shut.’ I was like, ‘I’m sorry.’ He’s like, ‘Well, you don’t know who you’re messing with. And there’s some crazy people out there.’ And that’s when he pulled the gun on me, and kept on yelling at me for about thirty more seconds. And then walked off.”

The 18-year-old says the detective pointed the gun at his neck while shouting things like “You don’t know who you are [expletive]-ing with,” and “You never know who you are [expletive]-ing with.”

The passengers in the truck took down the license plate and noted the details of the man’s car as he drove off. One of them had noticed a badge on the gun-wielder’s belt. Along with security camera footage of the incident, this was enough for the Forsyth County Sheriff to locate the suspect, who was later identified in a photo lineup by the people in the truck that night.

“We believe, right now, that it was his duty weapon, and a DeKalb-County-issued vehicle that he was in,” says the Sheriff.

The detective has been charged with felony aggravated assault. He was released from custody the next day on a $22,000 bond and has been placed on administrative leave.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: biggestgangintown; cultureofcorruption; dekalb; donutwatch; georgia; mcdonalds; respectmyauthority; thugwithabadge
Any non-government employee would be in jail.
1 posted on 04/18/2013 10:30:19 AM PDT by Altariel
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To: Altariel

Yet liberals appear to be perfectly happy with the idea of the citizenry being disarmed and only law enforcement being allowed to carry guns.


2 posted on 04/18/2013 10:33:21 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Altariel

Well,there’s good news and bad news for those in that car.The bad news is that he/she/they probably need a change of underwear.The good news is that they just won the lottery!


3 posted on 04/18/2013 10:34:09 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Yes, isn’t the notion that the taxpayers will pay for the actions of a government thug so heartwarming?


4 posted on 04/18/2013 10:35:08 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

I wonder if this cop would be able to pass a background check.


5 posted on 04/18/2013 10:38:30 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died.)
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To: Altariel
cops donuts photo: donuts Cops-Love-Donuts.jpg

Be thankful you weren't in line at a donut shop or you would have gone down in a blaze of glory...

6 posted on 04/18/2013 10:39:20 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Altariel

This person may end up in jail at the very least it looks like they just might lose their job.


7 posted on 04/18/2013 10:40:06 AM PDT by KirbDog
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To: Altariel

An internal investigation has determined that there was no wrongdoing by the officer. /just predicting...


8 posted on 04/18/2013 10:40:21 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Altariel

Yep, liberals, you’re so right, only the police and army should have guns.


9 posted on 04/18/2013 10:40:43 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: KirbDog

“He was released from custody the next day on a $22,000 bond and has been placed on administrative leave.”

Translation: his government employee buddies bailed him out and he was given a paid vacation.

Just what would happen to any non-government employee who pulled a gun on someone in a drive-through.


10 posted on 04/18/2013 10:42:06 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

Sounds like he’s suffering the symptoms of ‘Roid Rage from steroid abuse. Maybe we should have a federal investigation into steroid use by members of law enforcement since the taxpayer picks up the cost of their actions.


11 posted on 04/18/2013 10:43:01 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: NRA1995
Yep, liberals, you’re so right, only the police and army should have guns.

Liberals don't even want the army to have guns. Ft. Hood was a gun free zone which permitted Nadil Hasan to go on a shooting spree without challenge.

12 posted on 04/18/2013 10:44:38 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Altariel

Another “Officer Friendly” candidate.


13 posted on 04/18/2013 10:44:39 AM PDT by Autonomous User (Pain Fades. Chicks Dig Scars. Glory, lasts forever.)
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To: Altariel
The detective has been charged with felony aggravated assault. He was released from custody the next day on a $22,000 bond and has been placed on administrative leave.

Administrative leave? Its either a felony or a mental breakdown. Both will prohibit you from carrying a weapon.

14 posted on 04/18/2013 10:46:14 AM PDT by Starstruck (Don't rest. We came close to the 2nd Amendment being field tested.)
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To: Altariel
The detective has been charged with felony aggravated assault. He was released from custody the next day on a $22,000 bond and has been placed on administrative leave.

Administrative leave? Its either a felony or a mental breakdown. Both will prohibit you from carrying a weapon.

15 posted on 04/18/2013 10:46:36 AM PDT by Starstruck (Don't rest. We came close to the 2nd Amendment being field tested.)
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To: Altariel

Who you going to trust with a gun, if you can’t trust a cop? Yourself?


16 posted on 04/18/2013 10:48:07 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: Altariel

And they keep telling us that only trained Law Enforcement should have guns, because average citizens might turn the country into the wild west.


17 posted on 04/18/2013 10:49:32 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Altariel

And they keep telling us that only trained Law Enforcement should have guns, because average citizens might turn the country into the wild west.


18 posted on 04/18/2013 10:49:40 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Altariel

When I go to a fast food place and they have to cook, they ask me to pull up to a parking place and they bring the food out. That has happened several times at different places. I do not want to block the lane for the ones behind me. Just being nice.


19 posted on 04/18/2013 11:00:51 AM PDT by MamaB
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To: Altariel

When I go to a fast food place and they have to cook, they ask me to pull up to a parking place and they bring the food out. That has happened several times at different places. I do not want to block the lane for the ones behind me. Just being nice.


20 posted on 04/18/2013 11:01:11 AM PDT by MamaB
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To: fella

Actually the LEO is lucky he was not killed, because him putting a gun to the kid’s neck could surely be seen by a jury as a threat meriting self-defense by someone in the truck.


21 posted on 04/18/2013 11:08:27 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: MamaB; Mastador1; Starstruck; a fool in paradise

Whats with the multiple posts???


22 posted on 04/18/2013 11:16:03 AM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: MamaB; Mastador1; Starstruck; a fool in paradise

Whats with the multiple posts???


23 posted on 04/18/2013 11:16:04 AM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: MamaB; Mastador1; Starstruck; a fool in paradise

Whats with the multiple posts???


24 posted on 04/18/2013 11:16:04 AM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: MamaB; Mastador1; Starstruck; a fool in paradise

Whats with the multiple posts???


25 posted on 04/18/2013 11:16:05 AM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: Altariel

It’s a good thing they didn’t have their dog with them. What are the odds the cop gets away with a reprimand put in his file?


26 posted on 04/18/2013 11:17:32 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: mountn man

FR is glitchy again.


27 posted on 04/18/2013 11:19:23 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Altariel

Hey, that happened practically where I live!

And what is it about McDonalds that brings out such bad behavior?


28 posted on 04/18/2013 11:19:54 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Snickering Hound

Mass. State police?


29 posted on 04/18/2013 11:22:15 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: mountn man

Sorry, something up with the way my computer is interacting with the site, just did a reboot and hope that solves it.


30 posted on 04/18/2013 11:22:23 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Little Ray

They promote feelings of entitlement.

“You deserve a break today.”


31 posted on 04/18/2013 11:27:48 AM PDT by Califreak (11/6/12 The Day America Divided By Zero)
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To: Cyber Liberty
FR is glitchy again.

I was worried it was the wifi I'm on right now acting up.

32 posted on 04/18/2013 11:32:17 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Who forgot to feed the Viking Kitties this morning?

It wasn’t my turn to feed them, I swear.


33 posted on 04/18/2013 11:33:29 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Snickering Hound

Do you know who you're messin' with?

34 posted on 04/18/2013 11:39:40 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Altariel

The word “fired” also did not appear.
Strange.


35 posted on 04/18/2013 11:53:09 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Altariel

This sounds very familiar. Sure it isn’t a retread?


36 posted on 04/18/2013 11:59:54 AM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: Altariel
I predict the absolute worst that happens is he is let go from his current job (with severance) and shortly thereafter hired by another law enforcement agency possibly in another state. Upon retirement, he'll collect 2 pensions, and hence will view this incident as a net benefit to himself.

More likely he'll just get the paid time off, take a remedial gun handling class so the gun doesn't jump out of the holster accidentally again, and have a stern letter placed in his file.

37 posted on 04/18/2013 12:03:27 PM PDT by barefoot_hiker
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To: Altariel

Put a gun to my head like that and you better pull the trigger first.

Power abusing authority at every level of government. Administrative leave my big white butt. He needs to be behind bars until his trial then walk free or walk with his back to the walls.


38 posted on 04/18/2013 12:05:48 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: mountn man
Whats with the multiple posts???

Just trying to get my point across.

Just trying to get my point across.

Just trying to get my point across.

39 posted on 04/18/2013 12:07:00 PM PDT by Starstruck (Don't rest. We came close to the 2nd Amendment being field tested.)
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To: mountn man

“Whats with the multiple posts???”


Been happening to me all day as I keep getting a Server error on FR when posting or clicking on a thread.

Lets see if it happens this time.


40 posted on 04/18/2013 12:08:03 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Altariel

Well, that’s pretty much how Mussolini made the trains run on time, so it seems like it should work at a McDonald’s drive-thru line just as well.


41 posted on 04/18/2013 12:08:52 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Altariel
Once the officer pulled the gun he should have shot and killed the kid. Then he would have been home free.

Ifelt threatened."

That is the magic phrase that clears any cop of killing anyone and gets many awarded and rewarded for outright murder, tapes or no tapes.

42 posted on 04/18/2013 12:18:46 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: Fido969

sure looks like Staties to me


43 posted on 04/18/2013 2:20:42 PM PDT by NonValueAdded
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To: a fool in paradise
Liberals don't even want the army to have guns. Ft. Hood was a gun free zone which permitted Nadil Hasan to go on a shooting spree without challenge.

FWIW, this is not a new or liberal policy.

The military has always kept tight control of weapons and ammunition. Check in and check out, etc. Goes back centuries.

44 posted on 04/18/2013 8:38:51 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: mountn man; Cyber Liberty; a fool in paradise; Starstruck

45 posted on 04/18/2013 10:05:22 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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