[media-credit name=”Flickr: Vivid Lime” align=”aligncenter” width=”300″][/media-credit]Things got pretty crazy at a Riverside McDonald’s on Sunday as a dude threatened to blow the place up with a bomb, rammed two cars in the drive-thru, and then led police on a chase.
It all started when 24-year-old Hunter Rolf arrived at The Mickey D’s on Van Buren & Wells. He bagan telling customers he was going to blow himself up with a bomb. The Press Enterprise reports:
Customers and staff locked themselves inside the restaurant and called police about 4:30 p.m. Rolf threw something at a glass door that the people inside feared might have been a bomb, but turned out to be a small, non-explosive metal item, Hoxmeier said.
Rolf got into his blue van and went through the drive-through lane, crashing into two vehicles. The driver of one vehicle was taken to the hospital by a relative, Hoxmeier said. The five occupants of the other vehicle were not seriously injured.
Rolf then took off from the restaurant and was followed by police before eventually being caught by police 40 minutes after the craziness began. He was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon (the van) and failure to yield to police.
Luis Lopez, who had his Kia smashed by Rolf, told The Press Enterprise, “This is somebody who could have taken our lives for no particular reason.”