clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Cop Arrested for Pulling Gun at McDonald's Drive Thru

New, 7 comments
Hillary Dixler Canavan is Eater's restaurant editor and the author of the publication's debut book, Eater: 100 Essential Restaurant Recipes From the Authority on Where to Eat and Why It Matters (Abrams, September 2023). Her work focuses on dining trends and the people changing the industry — and scouting the next hot restaurant you need to try on Eater's annual Best New Restaurant list.

Here's something that reads like a drive-thru prank gone horribly wrong. A cop has been arrested for allegedly pulling a gun on a customer waiting in the drive-thru line at a Georgia McDonald's, local news channel 11 Alive reports. Ryan Mash, a high school senior, was waiting at the McDonald's drive-thru window with friends last week when a man got out of his car and yelled "Stop holding up the drive-thru line." Mash claims the man went back to his car, and then returned to Mash's car window, leaned in, pointed a gun at Mash's neck, and shouted things like "Do you know who I am?"

The police traced the man's plates to Sgt. Scott Biumi, a cop who has been on the force for 20 years. After Mash and his friends identified Biumi in a photo lineup, the sergeant was arrested. The Forsyth County Sheriff spoke about the incident saying, "We're expected to handle ourselves correctly in high-stress situations, and it's very disappointing that an officer would snap like this." The McDonald's security camera caught the incident on tape. Below, the 11 Alive report that has that McDonald's security footage and an interview with Ryan Mash.

Video: Cop in slow McDonald's line accused of aiming gun at customer ahead of him

· Cop in slow McDonald's line accused of aiming gun at customer [11 Alive]
· All McDonald's Coverage on Eater [-E-]
· All Crime Coverage on Eater [-E-]


3075 Old Atlanta Rd, Cumming, GA 30041