Evansville McDonald's Employee Pulls Knife During Argument With Customer: EPD

Police say an argument at the McDonald's on St Joseph Ave in Evansville led to an employee of the restaurant pulling out a knife on a customer.

Posted: Jul 21, 2020 11:03 AM
Updated: Jul 21, 2020 12:44 PM

According to Evansville Police, an argument between an employee and a customer at the McDonald's fast-food restaurant on St Joseph Ave in Evansville led to a knife being pulled by the employee.

Officers with the Evansville Police Department were dispatched to the McDonald's at 909 N St Joseph Ave in Evansville, Indiana, on Monday, on a report of an employee with a knife.

Police say when they arrived at the McDonald's, they placed the employee in custody and removed the knife from him immediately.

According to the police report, a customer at the McDonald's restaurant returned a short time after purchasing food there, yelling about his order. An argument between the employee and the customer ensued before the customer eventually got a refund.

Police say after the customer got his money back, he came back to talk to the employee again - at which point the employee felt threatened and pulled out the knife. More words were then exchanged. The employee was getting ready for a fight, so he said he made some threatening remarks.

McDonald's Owner/Operator Kelsey Hamlet released the following statement on the incident:

“In our restaurants, nothing is more important to us than the safety and well-being of our customers and our employees. We are taking the appropriate measures to gather all facts concerning the alleged actions of one of our crew members, and are actively working with the Evansville Police Department while this incident is under investigation.”

Evansville Police are continuing to investigate the incident. More details are expected to be released at a later time.

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