In a shocking incident at a McDonald’s in North Dakota, a man brandished a firearm after a fellow patron declined his request for a Happy Meal and suggested he should “go get a job.”
- Incident Location: McDonald’s, Bismarck, North Dakota.
- Suspect: George Demarrias, 33, was arrested outside the restaurant. He had concealed a 9mm handgun in his one-year-old daughter’s stroller.
- Victim: Trent Guthmiller, 43, was approached by Demarrias and asked to buy him a Big Mac and a Happy Meal.
On Saturday, responding to a “terrorizing report,” police apprehended George Demarrias outside the McDonald’s in Bismarck. The officers discovered a 9mm handgun that Demarrias had hidden in the stroller where his one-year-old daughter sat.
The incident began when Trent Guthmiller, on a break from work, was entering McDonald’s for lunch. Demarrias approached him, requesting him to buy a Big Mac and a Happy Meal. Guthmiller’s response was to advise Demarrias to find employment. As Guthmiller entered the restaurant and queued up, he was surrounded by other patrons, including children.
Demarrias allegedly followed Guthmiller inside and brandished his firearm. He accused Guthmiller of being “disrespectful” and proceeded to verbally abuse him. After the confrontation, Demarrias concealed the weapon in his waistband and exited the establishment.
Security footage from the restaurant confirmed Guthmiller’s account of the altercation. The incident left Guthmiller fearing for his safety and the safety of the other patrons present.
Demarrias now faces a felony charge of terrorizing with a dangerous weapon. He is currently detained in the Burleigh County jail with a cash bond set at $10,000. A court order prohibits him from contacting Guthmiller. Additionally, Elouise Flyingby, 27, who was with Demarrias, was arrested outside the McDonald’s for providing a false name to the police. She pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge and received a 10-day jail sentence.
Original article source: The Smoking Gun