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Drug traffickers machine-gun McDonald’s branch

  • Terrified customers were seen hiding under tables as they came under attack
  • One of the bandits was filmed being turned away after demanding free food
  • A violent gang returned 10 minutes later with machine guns and started firing 

A gang of drug traffickers machine-gunned a McDonald’s after their demand for 40 free burgers with fries and soft drinks was turned down.

Terrified customers – including some with young children – were seen hiding under tables and crouching down behind the counter at the fast food store in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro as they came under attack.

One of the bandits was filmed telling a McDonald’s manager what he wanted – before a suspected accomplice repeated his request for free food when his partner-in-crime was turned away.

One of the bandits, circled in red, was filmed telling a McDonald’s manager what he wanted

Terrified customers - including some with young children - were seen hiding under tables and crouching down behind the counter

Terrified customers – including some with young children – were seen hiding under tables and crouching down behind the counter

A violent gang returned 10 minutes later with machine guns and started firing indiscriminately at the premises in Bonsucesso, north Rio.

Police say they have already identified one of the suspected shooters – the man wearing a white T-shirt and black baseball cap in the footage – as drug dealer Michael Faria de Souza, 23, from the shanty town of Morro do Adeus.

Two other men suspected of taking part in the attack are also facing charges.

Police say they have already identified one of the suspected shooters  as drug dealer Michael Faria de Souza, 23, from the shanty town of Morro do Adeus

Police say they have already identified one of the suspected shooters as drug dealer Michael Faria de Souza, 23, from the shanty town of Morro do Adeus

Police chief Wellington Soares said: ‘The other two men were not recognised by witnesses but they are going to face the same charge of attempted murder as the the drugs trafficker who controls the sale of drugs in Morro do Adeus.’

The windows of the McDonald’s were left riddled with bullet holes but miraculously no-one was injured.

Morro do Adeus is one of more than a dozen shanty towns or favelas that form the Alemao complex – a huge network of neighbourhoods clustered on rolling hills in northern Rio with a population thought to be between 60,000 and 120,000.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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