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Man who did not get chicken nuggets sparks panic at McDonald’s after shooting customers and workers with toy gun

By Mason White 4:27 PM February 2, 2017
Chicken nuggets and French fries (illustration)
By: Alexis Bell

An angry McDonald’s customer sparked widespread panic after pulling out a toy gun and shooting customers and employees, according to police in New Zealand.

Greymouth police said that they have arrested 22-year-old Jacob Martin Geels, after being accused of using a Nerf gun to shoot employees and customers at McDonald’s.

Geels was convicted of disorderly behaviour at the Greymouth District Court. He was slapped with a $100 fine despite claiming that he was shooting the gun as a prank.

According to the criminal complaint, Geels entered the McDonald’s and ordered chicken nuggets. After waiting a long time for his order, Geels became impatient and pulled out his toy gun.

He began shooting the foam bullets at employees and customers while yelling obscenities. Geels then jumped on the counter and fired more bullets at customers.

Geels then left the restaurant. Police learned that the customers and employees who were at the scene, panicked and were scared by Geels’ behavior.

During questioning, Geels told police that he thought it was funny and didn’t think anyone would care.