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Woman points loaded gun at Jack in the Box employees after getting 1 chicken nugget less than usual

By Mason White 3:18 PM June 27, 2017
Chicken nuggets (illustration)
Chicken nuggets (illustration)
By: Alexis Bell

An armed woman became extremely angry with restaurant employees for giving her one chicken nugget less than usual so she pointed a loaded gun at them, according to police in Washington.

Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said that at 3:40 p.m. on Sunday, deputies were dispatched to the Jack in the Box restaurant on Meridian Avenue E. in South Hill, on reports that a customer had pointed a gun at employees.

The frightened employees told deputies that they had been working in the drive-thru area and that the business was very busy.

When a black car pulled up to the drive-thru window, the occupants had an attitude with the employees over having to wait for their food.

The driver told the employee working at the window that they had forgotten her drink and that the employees did not give her enough chicken nuggets.

The driver then complained that something was in her drink, and threw it at the employee through the window.

The employee then closed the window.

The driver and the female passenger exited the vehicle and began punching the drive-thru window.

Throughout the incident the driver and the passenger were screaming and cursing at the employees.

When the four employees looked out the window to see if the vehicle had left, the driver pointed a handgun at them.

The employees all ran from the window or jumped to the ground to hide.

The suspects entered their vehicle and fled.

Witnesses were able to provide a license plate number for the vehicle, which was registered to an address less than 2 miles away on 92nd Avenue E.

When deputies arrived at the location, the vehicle was not in the driveway and there was no answer at the door.

Deputies looked through a window on the garage and saw the vehicle parked inside.

Another deputy driving through the neighborhood drove past a young teenage girl and a teenage male, who were observed walking briskly and repeatedly glanced over their shoulders at the patrol car.

When the deputy made a U-turn, the male disappeared between the houses, and the teenage girl who was still walking down the street, was stopped by the deputy.

The girl refused to identify herself, but admitted to being at the Jack in the Box, and was placed in the back of a patrol car.

A patrol sergeant on foot in the neighborhood found the male suspect walking in the neighborhood.

He appeared to be sweaty as if he had been running, so the sergeant asked to speak to him.

The suspect took off running toward the residence where the vehicle had been located, but to his surprise, there were several deputies there.

The patrol sergeant chased after the male suspect, who was then tackled by a patrol deputy after failing to jump over two fences.

As the sergeant searched the suspect, he located a stolen 9mm handgun, loaded with 14 hollow point rounds in the suspect’s pants pocket.

The 18-year-old male suspect was booked for unlawful possession of a firearm and resisting arrest.

Deputies continued to knock on the door of the house in hopes of locating the female driver.

Eventually, the door was answered, and the homeowner allowed the deputies to come inside and look for the suspect.

The deputies searched all of the rooms and could not locate the suspect, but they observed an attic access panel in the garage, where the vehicle was parked.

When deputies pulled down the panel, they immediately saw the female suspect and another male hiding in the attic.

Both were ordered down.

The 19-year-old female suspect was arrested for three counts of assault in the 1st degree.

During the foot pursuit and house search, the teenage girl who was in the back of the patrol car repeatedly tried to kick out the car windows.

She kicked and screamed profanities at the deputies, and had to be removed from the patrol car numerous times due to continued efforts to manipulate the handcuffs, seatbelt, and hobble placed on her.

She told deputies that “none of this would have happened if the Jack in the Box people had just given them the correct order and not run their mouths.”

The 14-year-old girl was booked into Remann Hall for multiple charges, including assault, possession of Xanax, and resisting/obstructing law enforcement.