Woman Allegedly Pulls Gun On Burger King Staff After They Got Her Drink Order Wrong

A South Carolina woman has been arrested over allegations she pointed a gun at a Burger King employee and threatened to "blow her head off" over a mix up with her drink order.

The York County Sheriff's Office said Sonya Melissa Stinson, 46, pulled a firearm on a drive-thru worker at a Burger King restaurant on Highway 21 in Fort Mill on Monday, August 30, after becoming "upset when her drink order was wrong."

The drive-thru worker called 911 but by the time deputies arrived at the scene Stinson had left in her 2015 silver Lexus. Officers were nevertheless able to identify her and an arrest warrant was subsequently issued.

According to a sheriff incident report obtained by the Charlotte Observer, the Burger King employee "called 911 stating a female was pointing a gun at her and telling her she was going to blow her head off."

The worker said Stinson was upset "about a mix up between coffee and orange juice and made the threat several times", and allegedly exited her vehicle to confront her about the issue.

The report says the dispute related to an order made online for pickup.

Despite making multiple threats, no shots were fired during the confrontation.

Stinson handed herself into the authorities on September 1, after York County Sheriff office issued an online appeal for help in finding her.

WANTED: Sonya Melissa Stinson is #wanted for pointing & presenting a firearm on August 30th, at 9:15 AM, at a Burger King employee at the drive-thru, located at 3400 Highway 21, in Fort Mill, SC, after becoming upset when her drink order was wrong. #YCSONews #CrimeStoppers pic.twitter.com/trJYEoR7HK

— YCSO_SC (@YCSO_SC) September 1, 2021

She was arrested and charged with first-degree assault and battery and with pointing and presenting a firearm at a person.

As of Thursday, September 2, she was being held without bond at York County Detention Center.

Newsweek has contacted the York County Sheriff's Office for an update.

The incident comes two weeks after a woman in Memphis was arrested after reportedly brandishing a gun at KFC drive-thru staff.

Police say Deona Harris, 28, brandished the firearm at fast food workers after growing frustrated at the time it was taking to prepare her order.

Meanwhile, back in July, two people in Texas were charged after pulling a gun on a McDonald's manager over a dispute related to having salt on their fries.

Davion Guillory, 23, and Treykia Cohen, 25, were arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, following the incident at a McDonald's restaurant in Harris County on July 4.

Even further back still, in October 2020, a man in Tennessee opened fire on a KFC drive-thru after he was given the wrong order.

The man began firing shots as he pulled away from the building, just minutes after receiving a refund for the incorrect items.

Sonya Melissa Stinsson has been arrested.
Sonya Melissa Stinson following her arrest. The 46-year-old reportedly brandished a gun at a Burger King employee over a mix up with her online order. York Sheriff's County Office