Man shot McDonald’s clerk over cold fries: Cops

The 23-year-old McDonald’s employee is in critical condition. He was unarmed and was not known to police.


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The mom of a man accused of shooting a McDonald’s worker over cold fries said her son told her “he gotta do what he gotta do.”

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Lisa Fulmore, 40, made the chilling revelation to the New York Post.

“I talked to my son with the cops. My son is just saying that he gotta do what he gotta do and the (victim) came after him and whatever happened, happened,” she told the Post.

Cops say a 20-year-old man entered a McDonald’s in Brooklyn around 7 pm on Monday to pick up his mother’s order, which included fries.

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“The fries were cold,” Fulmore said. “I asked the girl to change the French fries because the fries was cold. She went to the French fry machine for maybe 10 seconds and brought back fries, so I thought they were new fries, so I had left.

“So I taste the fries, and after I got to the third one, it was a cold fry still. So I went back to take the food back. I asked her, ‘Why would you give me the same fries and just put one or two on top to make me think that you gave me new fries?’ She started laughing, and all of them started laughing, acting like it’s funny.”

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Fulmore said the workers were surprised such a fuss was being made over fries. She then called her son.

“This is when I was on the phone with my son. I was like, ‘They in this McDonald’s playing with me.’ I was like, I got kids their age, I’m not going to sit here and keep arguing with these little kids,” Fulmore recalled. “He was like, ‘I’m coming down the block.’ I was like, ‘All right.’ … Then I told him, ‘No, don’t come to McDonald’s because I don’t want you to get in trouble.’”

The raging man came into the fast-food restaurant, inviting the victim to come outside. Fulmore said she believed her son had gone home, adding that the worker was looking for her son.

“The next thing you know, maybe like 10 minutes later, you hear a gunshot. So I ran to the door. I said, ‘Who’s shooting?’”

Someone replied: “Your son.”

Fulmore said: “I looked, and I saw a boy on the ground, and then I saw my son running the other way. I called 911, and then I sat there and waited.”

The 23-year-old McDonald’s employee is in critical condition in a Big Apple hospital. He was unarmed and was not known to police.

The different mom said: “There was no reason for him to go outside looking for somebody. Whatever happened outside, you caused that to happen.”


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