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I don’t eat at McDonald’s

But if I did, I’d stop:

A McDonald’s maintenance worker who pulled out his gun and fired two shots at a woman who was robbing another employee at gunpoint has been suspended from his job.

While police officials say Clifton Brown Jr. violated no laws last week when he fired the shots shortly after the restaurant’s midnight closing, the franchise owner said Brown violated a ban on guns at the restaurant.
The shooting happened as Brown and a co-worker were taking out the trash and a woman, who was on foot, put a gun to the back of the second employee. She then robbed the restaurant in the city just north of Louisville, Ky., through the drive-up window, police said.

Brown told police that he pulled his gun out and ordered the fleeing robber to stop. She then raised her own gun and he fired two shots, which apparently missed the woman, before she continued to flee.

Via reader Kevin.

9 Responses to “I don’t eat at McDonald’s”

  1. Lyle Says:

    Well now, anyone who wants to rob a fast food joint now knows where the victims are likely to be unarmed. They should advertize – “dah dah dah dah, dah….Come and get us!”

    But what about the customers? Whenever I go to a McDonalds, I’m carrying my .45.

    Note to robbers, rapists and murderers – move to a gun ban city, like NYC, LA or DC.

  2. Kirk Parker Says:

    he fired two shots, which apparently missed the woman

    Well, every cloud has a silver lining: maybe he’ll get some more practice time in during his suspension.

  3. Phelps Says:

    From the way the article is written, it looks like it is a franchise thing, not McDonalds as a chain. Remember, most (if not all) McDonalds are privately owned franchises, and this looks like the franchise owner’s call, not the corportation.

    I very much doubt this is the policy of any of the Texas McDonalds’ I go to.

  4. tgirsch Says:

    Hey, now wait a minute. Isn’t gun use only justified for immediate defense of life? If the story is accurate, he pulled his gun on a fleeing robber, clearly not an IDOL situation. As such, his gun use was illegal, and for that matter, incredibly stupid. Your gun does not make you a law enforcement officer.

  5. SayUncle Says:

    Don’t disagree but the article states that the robber raised her gun. Not sure what the law is on avoiding life-threatening situations (which he didn’t do) but I think he’s in the clear.

  6. tgirsch Says:

    The robber raised her gun only after he drew his gun on her. Him drawing his firearm was clearly illegal, unless the laws in Texas are vastly different than here.

  7. tgirsch Says:

    s/Texas/Indiana/g

  8. SayUncle Says:

    not sure the law but i doubt a jury would convict.

  9. tgirsch Says:

    I doubt it would even go to trial, frankly. Something like that has “plea bargain” written all over it, for a myriad of reasons.