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Man Shows a Gun at McDonald's While Applying for a Job

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Here's a bizarre story out of Norfolk, VA: WAVY reports that a man showed a gun to a manager at McDonald's while attempting to apply for a job last week. According to the police reports, 31 year-old Tevin Kievelle Monroe approached the McDonald's manager about applying for a job. After the manager explained twice that applications can be found online, Monroe allegedly lifted up his shirt to show the manager a gun because apparently he prefers applying to jobs using paper applications and threats of violence.

In a crafty move, the manager told Monroe to sit and wait while she went to find paper applications and then called 911. Monroe has been charged with three misdemeanors: "brandishing a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct." Presumably he has also been denied a job at that particular McDonald's. This isn't the first time weapons have been inappropriately displayed at a fast food restaurant in recent months. Just last month a Florida man was arrested after displaying a weapon to a Dunkin' Donuts employee while impersonating a cop.

· PD: Man with gun demanded job application [WAVY via Consumerist]
· All McDonald's Coverage on Eater [-E-]


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