A worker at a Brooklyn McDonald’s was shot in the face by a customer’s son during a wild spat over cold French fries, police sources said Tuesday.
The 23-year-old employee was taking orders about 7 pm Monday inside the McDonald’s on Fulton St. near Throop Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant when a customer, talking on FaceTime with her son, complained about her order, police sources said.
Her fries were already cold, the 40-year-old woman complained, according to sources, sparking an argument that the son could hear.
The son, 20, then showed up at McDonald’s and started arguing with the worker.
The two went outside and the son pulled out a 9mm handgun and fired once, striking the worker in the face, according to cops.
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The victim was hit on the side of his neck, just above the jawline, and was rushed by medics to Brookdale University Hospital. He was listed in critical condition Tuesday morning.
The suspect, who lives with his mother about four blocks away, was taken into custody and is being questioned at the 79th Precinct stationhouse. He has not yet been charged.
The mother told police she heard the gunshot but did not see the shooting, sources said. One shell casing was recovered at the scene.
Source said police had been looking to question the son about a non-fatal Bedford-Stuyvesant shooting in May that he witnessed.
The shooting was not the first bloodshed linked to McDonald’s in the city this year, cops said.
On March 28, parolee Rasheed Osundairo, 31, allegedly knocked fellow customer Melvin Dizon out cold while the victim was order breakfast at the McDonald’s on Seventh Ave. near Madison Square Garden as other stunned customers stood by, unwilling to get involved.
Earlier that month, an outraged customer stabbed a worker armed with a stick multiple times during a crazed morning clash inside an East Harlem McDonald’s just paces from a Burger King where a teenage cashier was gunned down during a Jan. 9 holdup, cops said.