Woman Charged After Allegedly Threatening to ‘Shoot Up’ McDonald’s for Serving Overcooked Fries

The woman is now due in court later this month. If convicted as charged, she faces up to 90 days behind bars.

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A 59-year-old woman has been charged after allegedly threatening to “shoot up” a McDonald’s after ingesting fries with “burnt" ends.

According to a report from regional Waukesha County outlet The Freeman, Milwaukee woman Breneida Gottschalk will make a court appearance next week after being charged with disorderly conduct in connection with the alleged threat. If convicted as charged, she faces the possibility of a 90-day jail term.

As for what (allegedly) went down, police claim Gottschalk ordered food at a McDonald’s in the Brookfield area on Aug. 30, at which point she ate the majority of her food before approaching the counter with a complaint. At this point, she allegedly highlighted the “burnt” nature of her fries, followed by an attempt to retrieve a fresh assortment on her own.

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When she was informed that she could not do that, Gottschalk allegedly accused an employee at the restaurant of “selling drugs” before proceeding to attempt to get new fries. Shortly after, she allegedly told employees that she “had a weapon” and was “going to shoot up the restaurant.”

Complex has reached out to Brookfield police and the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department for comment. This story may be updated.

This isn't the first fast food-related shooting this month. In an unrelated incident in North Carolina this month, a McDonald's employee was charged with second-degree murder after fatally shooting a woman inside a restaurant in the Hendersonville area. As of this Monday, the suspect in that shooting remained in custody.

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