CLAYTON, N.C. (WNCN) — A Johnston County man has been arrested in a road rage incident in the McDonald’s drive-through over the weekend, officials say.
Brandon Michael Gonzalez Rubio has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon and injury to personal property.
The incident happened at the McDonald’s on U.S. 70 in Clayton Saturday.
Police said Gonzalez Rubio initially caused the frustration. He was in line in the drive through and refused to move.
Several cars started honking, but he wasn’t deterred, police said.
Then police said a woman got out of the line, pulled up beside Gonzalez Rubio and told him he was holding up the line.
Witnesses told police Gonzalez Rubio responded with an expletive, officials said.
Just after that is when police said that woman drove in front of him. In response, he rammed her car, according to police.
Witnesses said Gonzalez Rubio then got out and started yelling, kicking and hitting her car.
“People need to just control themselves. If you wait five more minutes to get food, you’re not going to die,” Anthony DeFlorio, a regular visitor to McDonald’s said.
“A little confused as why somebody would get that angry,” Danielle Raba of Clayton said.
When questioned by police, investigators said Gonzalez Rubio tried to blame the crash on the woman, claiming she tried to cut him off and collided with his car.
Fortunately, no one was injured.
“If you don’t have McNuggets for another 10 minutes you’re going to be fine,” DeFlorio said.