Wendy's Drive-Thru Customer Fires Gun Over Order 'Taking Too Long': Police

A woman has been arrested in Ohio after reportedly firing multiple shots in the drive-thru lane of a Wendy's fast food restaurant after growing "upset" at the time being taken over her order.

According to WFLA, Tia Taylor, 37, was arrested after allegedly firing at least three gunshots in the fast food lane of the popular eatery in Euclid, on Friday, December 3.

A police officer in the vicinity of the Wendy's heard the gunshots and arrived on the scene soon after. No one was injured in the incident.

Taylor is now facing a felony weapons charge over the improper handling of a firearm while a judge has ordered her to stay away from Wendy's.

Euclid Police Chief Scott Meyer told the news outlet that the incident stemmed from a complaint to staff over what she perceived as slow service.

"From our understanding, she was upset with her order," Meyer said. "She felt it was taking too long and she had some choice words for the staff, letting them know her order better be right."

The situation escalated quickly from there.

Meyer said: "The manager heard her swearing at the staff members. He then told her she would not be served and to leave the lane. She was upset with that and she then fired three rounds."

While none of the three bullets struck anyone, one did hit the restaurant sign.

Taylor appeared in court on Monday, December 6 where her bond was set at $25,000.

Her case has been sent to the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury where grand jurors will determine if she should be indicted.

In the meantime, as a condition of her bond, Taylor must stay away from Wendy's and is not allowed to carry a firearm.

Euclid Police Captain Mitch Houser told the news outlet that Taylor demonstrated a "disgusting" level of "carelessness and recklessness" in her actions.

"In my 26 years here, this is just one of the craziest things I can recall happening," he said. "This shooting could have led to any level of horrible outcomes."

Newsweek has contacted Euclid Police for comment.

Firearms and fast food have proven a dangerous combination on several occasions over the past 12 months.

In August, a woman was arrested after reportedly brandishing a gun at staff working at a KFC drive-thru in Memphis. Deona Harris, 28, was charged with three counts of aggravated assault following the incident.

According to police, she was upset at how long they were taking over her order.

In July, two people were also arrested in Texas on suspicion of pulling a gun on a manager of a McDonald's restaurant during a dispute about salt on their fries.

Davion Guillory, 23, and Treykia Cohen, 25,were charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon following the incident.

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The Wendy's sign is seen outside a restaurant in Bowie, Maryland - a branch of the fast food chain in Ohio was the scene of an incident involving a customer brandishing a firearm. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images