Mark Fort, 52, is accused of shooting at a costumer’s car on Wednesday morning
An Ohio McDonald’s manager is facing assault charges after allegedly firing shots at a customer through a drive-thru window.
Cleveland police issued an arrest warrant for 52-year-old Mark Fort on Thursday – shortly after the incident at the McDonald’s at about 2am on Wednesday.
The driver of the car, a 22-year-old woman who doesn’t want to be named, told Fox8 the night manager fired two shots at her rental SUV after her friend in the backseat accidentally sprayed him with a water bottle she was opening.
‘It got on everybody in the car, and we all giggled and laughed and I said “I told you it was going to happen,” and all you hear is “f***!” [and then] “boom boom,’ she said.
The three women, who had ordered a smoothie, were stunned, added the alleged victim. They quickly drove away and called police, who examined a bullet hole near one of the car’s tail lights before issuing the arrest warrant against the night manager.
The alleged incident happened at the McDonald’s on East 152 and St. Clair in Cleveland, Ohio
The car’s driver, a 22-year-old woman, says Fort shot at her rented SUV after her friend in the backseat accidentally sprayed him while trying to open a water bottle
When contacted by Fox8, Fort had a different take on the incident.
He said before the SUV left the drive-thru, the backseat passenger sprayed him in the face with a Super Soaker filled with a ‘foreign substance that made his eyes burn’.
Fort refused to answer whether he had a gun and if he fired it at the customer’s car.
He and another McDonald’s employee told police they did not have any issues with any customers Wednesday night and denied knowing anything about a shooting.
Fort also told police he did not have access to the restaurant’s surveillance footage, or the video captured by two cameras that point at the drive-thru line, according to the police report cited by Cleveland.com.
Police examined a bullet hole near one of the car’s tail lights (pictured) before issuing the arrest warrant against the night manager
Fort told FOX8 he was sprayed in the face with a Super Soaker filled with a ‘foreign substance that made his eyes burn’
Although no one was injured in the incident, the alleged victim said she could have been badly hurt by the manager’s gun.
‘You can’t do stuff like that, you can’t shoot at people! Who are you?
‘If [he] had raised his hand a little bit more, I would be dead right now or paralyzed.
‘You don’t need to be in a customer service environment if you can’t handle customers and if you can’t present yourself as the type of person that you need to be,’ she said.
It’s not the first time Fort is in trouble with the law – he’s received eight convictions for charges that include carrying a concealed weapon, heaving a weapon as a felon, unlawful restraint, drug possession, attempted trespassing and forgery, according to court records.
He is still not in police custody for his latest alleged offence.