Woman shouts anti-gay slurs and pulls gun over two-minute wait for McDonald’s fries
A woman reportedly shouted anti-gay slurs and pulled a gun at McDonald’s employees over a two-minute wait for a portion of small fries.
The incident took place at a drive-thru in Albany, New York, on Saturday evening, reports the New York Post.
According to the paper, the unnamed woman had been waiting for a small portion of fries for two minutes when staff asked her to pull up in a parking lot so that they could bring the fries over to her.
The woman is claimed to have then launched into a tirade of verbal threats and homophobic slurs at McDonald’s workers, before threatening them with a gun.
The branch’s manager Robin Perez told New York Post: “She was like, ‘f**k you!’ She was very upset and wouldn’t park. She was arguing and called my employee a ‘f****t.’”
Perez said the woman even threw her slushy at the drive-thru window.
“She came inside the store screaming and shouting, cursing people out,” he added.
The woman then allegedly walked out of the restaurant back into the drive-thru, where she took out a black handgun from her waistband and brandished it at the manager.
“It was quite intense,” Perez added. “Everyone was shaken up.”
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The woman’s friend, who was in the car at the time, managed to calm her down before the two subsequently left.
Police are looking for the unidentified woman and reviewing CCTV footage of the event.
PinkNews has contacted Albany Police Department for comment.
In June 2017, it was revealed that a trans woman was suing McDonald’s over alleged sexual harassment, which included having her genitals groped and being forced to use a broom closet as a bathroom.
And in February last year, a teenage lesbian couple said they felt like they had to leave a McDonald’s joint in Bolton, UK, after a cleaner told them their behaviour “wasn’t appropriate” in response to one girl kissing the other on the cheek.
In 2015, a McDonald’s branch in Leicester, UK, suspended a security guard after he demanded two men stop kissing. The company also apologised over the incident.