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Michigan Burger King employee points gun at drive thru customers in a dispute over payment method

Burger King employee points a GUN at drive thru customers in dispute over payment method

  • Police say Dustin Rocheleau, 24, was working the drive thru at a Burger King in Livonia on April 28, when he pulled out a handgun and pointed at customers
  • Rocheleau had allegedly gotten into a fight with the customers over payment method 
  • The customers then sped off and called 911, and he police found him nearby the Burger King shortly after and arrested him
  • He faces eight counts, including for felony firearm possession, and was charged this week
  • He is due back in court on August 5 

A Michigan Burger King employee is facing felony firearm charges after he took out a handgun and pointed it at a trio of drive-thru customers in a fight over how they would pay for their food, police said.

Dustin Rocheleau, 24, was charged this week for an incident on April 28, when he was working the drive-thru at a Burger King on Seven Mile Road in Livonia.

Police said he allegedly pointed a gun at three customers sitting in their car after what cops said was a disagreement over payment method. 

The customers then sped off and called 911.  

Dustin Rocheleau (pictured) was charged this week for an incident in which while working the drive-thru at a Burger King in Michigan, he allegedly pointed a gun at a trio of customers. Surveillance footage of the incident shows him at first appearing to hand the customers change

After handing the customers the change, he then quickly pulls a handgun out of his pocket

After handing the customers the change, he then quickly pulls a handgun out of his pocket

Within moments, another Burger King employee then appears behind him and asks him to leave

Within moments, another Burger King employee then appears behind him and asks him to leave 

On Saturday, the Livonia Police Department released surveillance footage of the incident, which shows Rocheleau handing the customers what appears to be change, and then quickly pulling a gun from his pants.

Another employee then steps up behind him and tells him to leave. 

Police said they found and arrested Rocheleau nearby the Burger King shortly after, and found the handgun in his backpack.

Body camera footage of the arrest shows them handcuffing Rocheleau, who can be heard telling the officers: ‘You guys got yourself a nice bust today, I’ll tell you that.’

As they search his backpack and come across the gun he says, ‘You guys are about to have a field day with this one. You guys are about to love these bags.’ 

Police said they found and arrested Rochleau nearby the Burger King shortly after the incident

Police said they found and arrested Rochleau nearby the Burger King shortly after the incident

The handgun was found in Rochleau's backpack as he tells the officers, 'You guys are about to have a field day with this one.'

The handgun was found in Rochleau’s backpack as he tells the officers, ‘You guys are about to have a field day with this one.’

Police confiscated the gun (pictured) and Rochleau was charged with a count of felony firearm possession

Police confiscated the gun (pictured) and Rochleau was charged with a count of felony firearm possession

The incident took place at the Burger King on Seven Mile Road in Livonia

The incident took place at the Burger King on Seven Mile Road in Livonia 

He faces eight counts, including for felony firearm possession, and will be back in court on August 5 for an arraignment.

Burger King did not immediately return a request for comment. 

In a separate incident, a Memphis, Tennessee, Burger King customer opened fire on staff through the drive-thru window after police say she became annoyed about the long wait time. 

In stills from security footage, the woman can be seen leaning in through the window with her gun drawn. 

Police posted to Facebook about the incident on April 2. They said the shooting happened the previous Tuesday at the Burger King on Winchester Road.

The workers are said to have fled the gunfire through the back door of the business and were uninjured. 

Police would later arrest Keona Jackson, 32, for the incident.

She was charged with attempted murder.  

In a separate incident,  stills from security footage taken from a separate incident at the fast food joint in Memphis, Tennessee, late in March, a woman was seen pointing a gun through the drive-thru window and opening fire. Police later arrested the woman for attempted murder

In a separate incident,  stills from security footage taken from a separate incident at the fast food joint in Memphis, Tennessee, late in March, a woman was seen pointing a gun through the drive-thru window and opening fire. Police later arrested the woman for attempted murder 

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