Brett Taylor of Tallahassee, FL, owner of a local Lindy’s Chicken restaurant, was arrested last week by the Leon County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday over an incident that occurred in a McDonald’s drive-thru. A video showed him pulling a handgun and threatening employees after arguing over slow service.
Investigators say on Aug. 1, Taylor was brandishing the gun toward a 17-year-old employee who was slow to bring him a refund. The service was slow at about 10 p.m. when Taylor entered the drive-thru.
The McDonald’s is short-staffed, employees told Leon County Sheriff’s deputies, and customers often complain about the slow service.
The incident was recorded by a customer in the drive thru lane. Taylor yells that someone tried to fight with him over a hamburger. He draws a gun and says, “Come out here.” When someone can be heard threatening to call the police, Taylor says, “Call them, I want them to be here for this.”
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You can clearly see Brett Taylor clearly holding a handgun.
Taylor pulled the gun, according to investigators, and pointed it toward the door of McDonald’s where at least four employees were standing. A child inside the burger joint can be seen being ushered away to a car in the parking lot during the altercation.
Taylor now faces multiple charges including four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, cruelty toward children, and improperly exhibiting a firearm. Two of those are felony charges under Florida Law.