A senior citizen, apparently desperate for an Old Fashioned Hamburger and Frosty, pulled his Z-Force stun gun on a mom and her 5-year-old in the drive-through line of a Fairlawn Wendy’s last week.
Holliday stress? Anger management issues? Frankly, we can’t imagine an acceptable excuse for this behavior, but naturally, this perpetrator had one: It was not so bad of a thing to do because he was more than 15 feet away from the mom when he activated the stun gun.
According to Fairlawn-Bath Patch, the 24-year-old woman called police reporting that a 65-year-old drive-through patron was “agitated,” screaming obscenities at her, and approached her vehicle while threatening her with a stun gun. Her kindergartener was in the back seat of the car at the time.
It all started when the woman thought the man was allowing her to pull out of a parking space and enter the drive-through line ahead of him. Things went bad when she did that.
The woman said she thought the man was allowing her to pull in front of him but, when she did, he started to blow his vehicle’s horn and yell obscenities at her.
“He then stopped his vehicle and exited it to say additional obscenities to her and then pulled a stun gun out of his pocket. He activated it and moved toward (the victim) in a threatening manner,” the report said.
The woman said she again apologized to the man, closed her car window and called police. When officers arrived on the scene, the man admitted pulling out his stun gun and activating it “but felt he had done so no closer than 15 feet from the victim and activated it when he was turning around,” police said.
Needless to say, police took his stun gun away and he was charged with misdemeanor menacing. The report doesn’t say whether gramps ever got the burger he was so anxious to have.