McDonald's employee in St. Louis is shot in French fry dispute, police say

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A Missouri woman accused of shooting a McDonald’s restaurant employee has been criminally charged, officials said.

Terika Clay, 30, of St. Louis, was charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action after she allegedly shot an unidentified employee after an argument over a discount on French fries escalated, FOX 2 of St. Louis reported.

The incident initially started when Clay pulled up to the drive-thru and argued with the victim, who was working the drive-thru window, over the price of the French fries. Clay then threatened to shoot the victim, court documents said, according to the report. 

A McDonald’s restaurant

Sometime later, the victim went on break and left the restaurant, where Clay was waiting. Clay confronted the victim then struck and shot the victim — all on surveillance cameras, Normandy police said, FOX 2 reported. The victim was hospitalized with a minor wound and was later released.

Clay was being held on $150,000 bond, though she has a bond reduction hearing is scheduled next week, FOX 2 reported. Clay was not permitted to make contact with the victim or be within 1,000 feet of the victim or the restaurant, a judge ordered, according to the report.

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