Florida Woman Pulls Gun At McDonald’s Drive Thru Wanting Free Cookie
Florida woman pulls gun at McDonald’s drive thru wanting free cookie. An Altamonte Springs woman has been arrested for allegedly pulling out a gun in a McDonald’s drive-thru. 24-year-old Amari Hendricks is now facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, battery, and resisting arrest. The incident took place on February 16th, 2023 at a McDonald’s on South State Route 434. According to a police affidavit, Hendricks, who is a fast food manager herself, believed she was “entitled to a free cookie” and became upset when she received it. Even though she was given the cookie, she continued to argue with the workers.
It was at this point that McDonald’s workers say Hendricks pulled out a handgun. The workers were in fear for their lives when they saw her insert a magazine into the handgun and rack the slide, hearing the clicking sounds associated with someone chambering a round. The report says the Florida woman pointed the firearm towards the drive-thru window, with one worker even stating that they could see down the barrel of the firearm. In fear for their safety, the workers called 911.
Police officers arrived at the scene and detained Hendricks. The workers told the officers what had happened, and Hendricks was subsequently charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, battery, and resisting arrest. The judge set Hendricks’ bond at just over $30,000 and prohibited her from possessing any firearms or ammunition as a condition of her release.
This Florida woman pulls gun incident serves as a reminder that anger and frustration should never lead to violence. In this case, what started as a disagreement over a free cookie quickly escalated into a life-threatening situation. It is fortunate that no one was hurt in the incident, but it could have easily ended in tragedy. It is essential to remember that our actions have consequences, and we must remain calm and rational in difficult situations. WESH2