Millions of people visit the golden arches on a regular, if not daily, basis. Given the sordid violence inherent to the human condition, it's only natural that some of those walking through the doors of McDonald's have a predilection for conflict. Here are the most violent things that've happened to people at a McDonald's.
What kind of people start fights at McDonald's? These people. From fights in line to people jumping through drive-thru windows to beat up on unsuspecting cashiers, there's plenty of random McDonald's violence to go around on this list of fights at McDonald's.
Some of the McDonald's violence on this list was due to the temperature of the fries, the inability to order an early morning chicken nugget, or just plain random crap that pissed people off. But when it comes to McDonald's, these people aren't messing around.
When a Father Was Murdered for Mistakenly Not Holding the Door
Mohammad Robinson, a 31-year-old father, was murdered at a McDonald's in North Las Vegas for mistakenly letting a door close in a woman's face. According to Robinson's friend, who witnessed the incident, the woman started an argument and complained to her friend about Robinson. Her friend pulled out a gun and shot Robinson.
“It's horrible. I want my dad back and you took him away from me... It was a stupid reason honestly, irrelevant. It doesn't make any sense why would you actually take someone's life over not opening a door,” said Robinson's 14-year-old daughter, Miniya Sampson.
According to Robinson's girlfriend, “He was the utmost respect for his elders. Yes, ma'am -- no sir. He's not confrontational even when we would argue he'd walk away,”
Some Insane Woman On Drugs Needs McNuggets. NOW.
When you need your nuggets, you need them now. This woman is clearly crazy, going so far as to pull open the drive thru window to punch the McDonald's employee who had the misfortune of working the window. She does raise a valid question though. Why doesn't McDonald's serve chicken nuggets at 10:30 am?
Tire Iron Gang Attack
A McDonald's in Memphis, TN was the site of a tire-iron-wielding gang facing off against employees with a vat of burning grease in 2007. The confrontation began when three men, all dressed in drag, took exception to the service provided at the drive through and decided to fight the staff about it. Stilettos were kicked off, threats hurled, and in the end, the three dissatisfied customers evaded police, windows were smashed, and one employee was sent to the hospital.
Not Lovin' It
Not all men keep to the code of never hitting women, as is evidenced by this video from McDonald's, in which two women get really mad at their cashier and start a fight. The cashier headed for the back of the store and one of the women jumped the counter and went after him. He didn't take her advances lightly, and proceeded to beat the living crap out of her with a metal rod.
And Now for Something Completely Serious: The McDonald's Massacre
The San Ysidro McDonald's massacre was a killing spree that occurred on July 18, 1984, in a McDonald's restaurant near San Diego, California resulting in 19 injuries and 22 deaths, including that of the perpetrator James Oliver Huberty.
They actually cut a scene out of the movie Red Dawn where the soldiers eat at a McDonald's specifically because of this incident.
The shooter's wife went on to sue McDonald's and his former employers because she believed a mixture of McDonald's food and metals from his job had caused him delusion and hysteria. During his autopsy, high traces of metals were found, but no Happy Meals. He also wasn't under the influence of any controlled substances like alcohol/drugs.
Kinda takes the Twinkie defense to a whole new level.
Hey No Cuts
When a teenage girl took a man's place in line, she probably didn't plan on ordering the Knuckle Sandwich. But that's what she got. Note the guy in the white shirt on the right who just stands there and watches it all happen.
Anyone who thinks that McDonald's isn’t addicting will change their mind after seeing this portly gentleman lose his s**t for not getting his chicken sandwich in a timely manner. Skip to 00:36 to see our man go ghetto on an innocent onlooker.
You can blame it on hypoglycemia if you want, but in five more minutes this man was going to burst through the wall like an unholy cross between the Kool-aid Man and the Hulk's diabetic uncle. That’s not salt on the fries; it’s finely ground crystal meth.
When you’re at the McDonald's counter, the last thing you expect is to wake up on the ground surrounded by paramedics. But sucker punches do happen.