Police: Men Threw Bricks Through McDonald's Window
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Two men allegedly threw bricks through the window of a fast food restaurant in Murfreesboro because they were upset over the customer service they received after getting the wrong order.
Chris Slate and Sean Mosey were arrested Sunday and charged with vandalism over $1,000 and felony reckless endangerment. Mosey was also charged with public intoxication.
Chris Slate told police he and Mosey had ordered cheeseburgers at the McDonald's and didn't notice something was wrong with their order until they got home.
"I mean they were $1.10 burgers. We really didn't care that much about $1.10 burgers," Chris Slate said.
Still, Slate said he and his friend went back to the restaurant to have the order corrected. He claimed that is when a manager became angry with them.
"We got cussed out and told to get the 'F' out of their line," Slate said.
The two left the restaurant and were upset at how they were treated.
"We were ticked. I mean ticked is an understatement. We hung out and drank more, and everything went down," Slate said.
He admitted the two came up with a plan to go back to the restaurant and did so at 3:00 a.m. Sunday.
According to the police report the two men removed their shirts and used them to cover their faces. They also took the license plate off of Slate's car and parked it in a near-by parking lot.
Police said the two men then went up to the McDonald's. Slate is accused of throwing a brick through a front window of the restaurant. The report said Mosey threw a piece of concrete at the drive-thru window. Two employees inside were slightly injured.
Slate left the scene before police arrived.
When police responded, they found Mosey crawling from the road, near some shrubbery. They said he was very unsteady on his feet, had slurred speech, and had suffered some injuries.
Officers found Chris Slate at home. He told them he had left the scene and couldn't get Mosey into the car because he had fallen.
"Our stupid plan got more stupid in a half second," Slate admitted.
The 21-year-old told NewsChannel 5 he has never been in trouble with the law before and he cannot believe this happened.
"I am 110 percent dumbfounded, not only of what happened, but the fact that I let myself become a part of it. And I know that Sean (feels) it too," according to Slate.
Slate said he is ready to accept the responsibility for his actions this past weekend.
"Honestly, I wanted to make a public apology to the McDonald's and to the City of Murfreesboro. I mean, our mistakes have caused a lot of grief for them," he said.
Slate said since this incident he has stopped drinking and will enter a alcohol treatment program.