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Cop Pulls Gun On Slowpoke Teen In McDonald’s Drive-Thru

April 19, 2013 by  

Don’t you hate it when you have to wait an eternity in the drive-thru line at a fast food place?

Who among us hasn’t wished — at least once — to be able to speed things along by brandishing a pistol and telling the jerk at the front of the line, or maybe the window attendant, he needs to get things moving?

Allegedly, that’s exactly what off-duty Detective Sgt. Scott Biumi of the DeKalb County, Ga., Police Department did last week. Biumi, 48, reportedly got angry from the long wait at a McDonald’s drive-thru, got out of his vehicle and put his service pistol against the neck of Ryan Marsh, 18, who was idling his Ford truck at the window up ahead.

“He put his hand right here,” said Marsh (himself an off-duty employee at the McDonald’s in question), pointing to his shoulder and chest. “Then he pulled the gun and put it, pointed it at, like, my neck area” before Biumi hopped back in his Chevy Impala and drove off into the night.

Marsh told 11 Alive News afterward:

We were waiting on them to cook the food. And the cop — I didn’t know at first that he was a cop — pulled up behind us and waited about two minute; two to three minutes…And he got out and started yelling; yelling at us, “Stop holding up the drive-thru line” — this, that and the other. He walked back over to his car, got back in, and I said, “Sorry for the inconvenience, Sir.” And he goes, “Who has the loud mouth?” And I was, like, “I said that,” not being smart or anything. He’s like, “Well, you never know who you’re messing with.” And I was just like, “No, Sir, I don’t.” He goes, “Keep your mouth shut.” I was like, “I’m sorry.” He’s like, “Well, you don’t know who you’re messing with. And there’s some crazy people out there.” And that’s when he pulled the gun on me, and kept on yelling at me for about thirty more seconds. And then walked off.

Biumi, a 20-year cop, was arrested the next morning and charged with felony aggravated assault. He was placed on administrative leave, with pay, while the department investigated the case. He was out of jail on a $22,000 bond the same day.

With pay? All well and good, if the McDonald’s security camera hadn’t gotten the whole thing on tape:

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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