Wrong burger orders lead to shot being fired at Grand Rapids McDonald’s
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — After receiving a series of incorrect burger orders, police say a 29-year-old Grand Rapids woman became verbally abusive and fired one pistol round into a McDonald’s.
The altercation took place around 3 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the McDonald’s in the 400 block of 28th Street SE, according to Lt. John Bylsma.
On Sunday evening, two women arrived at the restaurant’s drive-through window and placed an order for a burger. After discovering the order was incorrect, the women reportedly became upset and complained about the mistake. The women were told they would receive a free meal at the time of their next visit and left the establishment.
Hours later, Bylsma said the women returned to the same McDonald’s location, placed the same order, and again received an incorrectly prepared burger.
This time, the passenger began a verbal confrontation with the employee and exited the vehicle to yell and shoot one pistol round into the window of the restaurant. No one was injured as a result.
Following the shooting, the passenger reentered the vehicle and fled with the driver.
However, the women had left a phone number at the restaurant at the time of the first incorrect burger so they could be contacted about the mistake and the promised free meal. Lt. Bylsma said this aided Grand Rapids Police in locating the women and taking them into custody.
The passenger was arrested and is expected to be arraigned for two charges: carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and discharge of a loaded weapon into an occupied building. The driver was interviewed and released. Names are being withheld pending arraignment this afternoon