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McDonald's Mistaken Order Leads To Shotgun Blast, Police Standoff (VIDEO)

Jan 09, 2013

We all know the feeling of ripping open your fast food drive thru, order only to find it's missing sweet and sour sauce, or ketchup or cheese on your burger. But it's rare that that missing small fry leads to a violent altercation.

That's what happened in Wichita, Kansas, where a McDonald's order error led to a customer to fire a shotgun, which ultimately resulted in a police standoff, KAKE-TV reports. According to police reports, a man and woman tried to cut the drive thru line after discovering a mistake with their order. The couple apparently didn’t like that the car behind them complained.

“A woman driving the car that tried to cut in front threw a crowbar at the other vehicle,” Sergeant Bill Stevens told the Wichita Eagle. “Her male passenger exited the vehicle with a shotgun and fired one shot into the driver’s side door of the second vehicle as it was exiting the drive-through.”

Police were quick to the scene, tailing the alleged shooter back to a local residence where a standoff ensued. No one was injured in the incident, according to reports.

Here's the scene at the McDonald's shortly after the incident:

mcdonalds shoot out

Of course, this isn’t the only time McDonald’s patrons have gotten angry about their food. It's not even the only time they've used a shotgun to deal with it. One Ohio woman actually started attacking a drive thru worker over chicken McNuggets last year, according to LiveLeak. Before that, in 2011, a man pulled a shotgun at a McDonald's claiming "if I don't bring some food home for my wife, she's going to kill me," The Southeast Missourian reports.

(Hat tip: The Consumerist)

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