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Cleveland McDonald’s manager charged with firing shots at customers

February 26, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Cleveland McDonald’s manager charged with firing shots at customers

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A McDonald’s manager in Ohio is facing charges of assault after he fired shots at a patron through a drive-thru window.

Authorities in Cleveland filed an arrest warrant for Mark Fort, 52, on Thursday – just after the incident occurred at the McDonald’s at about 2 am Wednesday, Fox8 reported.

The vehicle’s driver, a 22-year-old woman who wishes to remain anonymous, told Fox8 that the manager fired two shots at her rental car after her friend in the backseat unintentionally sprayed him with a water bottle she was trying to open.

“It got on everybody in the car, and we giggled and laughed, and I said ‘I told you it was going to happen,’ and you hear “f***!” [and then] “boom boom,” she stated.

The three women, who had ordered a smoothie, were shocked. They quickly fled and contacted the police, who investigated a bullet hole near one of the vehicle’s tail lights before issuing the arrest warrant against the suspect.

When Fox8 contacted Fort, he had a different tale of events.

He said before the vehicle left the drive-thru, the backseat passenger shot him in the face with a Super Soaker packed with a “foreign substance that made his eyes burn.”

Fort did not answer whether he had a gun and if he opened fire on the customers.

He and another McDonald’s employee told authorities that they did not have any issues with any customers on Wednesday and denied that there was a shooting.

Fort also told officers he did not have access to the restaurant’s surveillance cameras.

Although no one was hurt in the incident, the victim said she could have been badly injured by the gun.

“You can’t do that, you can’t shoot at people! Who are you? If [he] raised his hand a little more, I would be dead right now or paralyzed. You don’t need to be in a customer service environment if you can’t handle customers and can’t present yourself as the type of person that you need to be,’ she added.

It’s not the first time Fort has had a run-in with the law – he’s been hit with eight convictions for charges that include possession of a concealed weapon, possessing a weapon as a felon, unlawful restraint, possession of drugs, attempted trespassing and forgery.

He is not in custody for his latest offense.

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