Juan Mendez-DePaz Threatens to Shoot McDonald’s Employee Over Burgers in Long Island

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
October 28, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Juan Mendez-DePaz, a cowboy hat-wearing man, threatened a McDonald’s drive thru employee in Long Island, N.Y., that he would shoot them if they failed to hand over hamburgers and cash.

New York State police told the Long Island Express that Mendez-DePaz, of Flanders, was arrested in the parking lot. He was charged with robbery and criminal possession of a weapon.

He told the employee that he was armed and reached into his vest on Sunday night.

Mendez-DePaz apparently walked up to the window just after midnight, reported Patch.com.

The worker then shut the window and called the police. Officials located the man, who was wearing a black cowboy hat and vest, in the parking lot.

Mendez-DePaz allegedly showed the worker a large knife that was on his hip and got involved in a brief scuffle with arresting officers before he was detained.

Police said that he wasn’t armed with any firearms.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.