Burger King employee points gun at drive-in customers in payment method dispute
- Police say Dustin Rocheleau, 24, was driving at a Burger King in Livonia on April 28 when he pulled out a gun and pointed at customers.
- Rocheleau allegedly got into an argument with the customers about the payment method
- The customers then ran and called 911, and police found him near the Burger King shortly after and arrested him
- He faces eight counts, including for firearms possession, and was charged this week
- He is due to appear in court again on August 5.
A Michigan Burger King employee is charged with firearms after he grabbed a gun and pointed it at a trio of drive-thru customers in an argument over how they would pay for their food, police said.
Dustin Rocheleau, 24, was charged this week with an April 28 incident when he was driving at a Burger King on Seven Mile Road in Livonia.
Police said he allegedly pointed a gun at three customers who were in their cars after police said there was a disagreement over the payment method.
The customers then ran away and called 911.
Dustin Rocheleau (pictured) was charged this week with an incident in which he pointed a gun at three customers while working on the drive-thru at a Burger King in Michigan. Surveillance footage of the incident shows how he initially hands over change to customers
After handing the change to the customers, he quickly pulls a gun from his pocket
Within moments, another Burger King employee appears behind him and asks him to leave
On Saturday, Livonia police released surveillance footage of the incident, which shows Rocheleau handing customers what appears to be small change, then quickly pulling a gun from his pants.
Another employee then steps up behind him and tells him to leave.
Police said they found Rocheleau near the Burger King shortly after and arrested them and found the gun in his backpack.
Body camera footage of the arrest shows them handcuffing Rocheleau, who can be heard saying to the officers, “You got a nice bust today, I’ll tell you.”
As they search his backpack and come across the gun, he says, “You’re about to have a field day with this one. You’re going to love these bags.’
Police said they found and arrested Rochleau near the Burger King shortly after the incident
The gun was found in Rochleau’s backpack when he told the officers, “You’re about to have a field day with this one.”
Police seized the gun (pictured) and Rochleau was charged with one count of firearms possession
The incident took place at the Burger King on Seven Mile Road in Livonia
He faces eight charges, including firearms possession, and will appear in court again on August 5.
Burger King did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In a separate incident, a Burger King customer in Memphis, Tennessee, opened fire on staff through the drive-thru window after police said she became annoyed at the long wait.
Security footage shows the woman leaning in through the window with her gun drawn.
Police posted a message on Facebook about the incident on April 2. They said the shooting happened the previous Tuesday at the Burger King Winchester Road.
The workers are said to have fled gunfire through the back door of the business and were unharmed.
Police would later arrest Keona Jackson, 32, for the incident.
She was charged with attempted murder.
In a separate incident, security footage photos taken from a separate incident at the fast food chain in Memphis, Tennessee, in late March, a woman was seen aiming a gun through the drive-thru window and opening fire. Police later arrested the woman for attempted murder