Father Arrested After Ordering Son, Age 4, to Shoot at Officers in McDonald’s Drive-Thru, Police Say
While I do not support the far left’s anti-nuclear family stance, I also do not support the conservative propaganda that states that parenthood is necessary to make a person loving, godly, mature, or ethical.
Here’s another example where parenthood obviously did nothing to instill good morality in a person:
A 4-year-old child in Utah fired a weapon from the back seat of a car toward a police officer, after allegedly being instructed to do so by his father, authorities said.
Police were initially called to a McDonald’s in Midvale on Monday when restaurant workers reported a man “brandished” a gun at drive-thru employees after receiving the wrong order, according to a news release from the Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake (UPD).
Employees told police they asked the man to pull to the front of the restaurant and wait for the correct order, then called for police.
When officers arrived, they asked the man to get out of the vehicle several times, but he did not comply, the UPD release said. Officers pulled him out of the vehicle.
While the man was being taken into custody, an officer turned around and saw a gun pointing out the back window, the release said. The officer told others there was a gun, and as he swiped the gun to the side a round was fired.
The release said their investigation indicates the father of the child instructed the child to shoot at the officers. They gave no details about supporting evidence for that allegation.
Feb 22, 2022
The incident in Midvale, Utah, began after the father received an incorrect order, police said.
By Chantal Da Silva
A man was arrested Monday after ordering his 4-year-old son to shoot at Utah police officers in a McDonald’s drive-thru during an incident that began over an incorrect order, police said.
The Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake said in a statement that officers were called to a McDonald’s in Midvale, a city in Salt Lake County, at around 1:30 p.m. following a report of a man brandishing a firearm at employees after receiving a wrong order.
Police said employees asked the man to pull over to the front of the store while they corrected the order. During this time, they also put in a call to police.
When officers arrived on the scene, they issued several verbal commands ordering the man to exit the vehicle, but he did not cooperate, police said.
Officers then opened the vehicle’s door and pulled the man from the car, they said.
While taking the father into custody, an officer turned back toward the vehicle and saw a gun pointing out from the rear window, the department said. After alerting other law enforcement, the officer swiped the gun to the side as a round was fired from the weapon.
According to police, the weapon was fired by a 4-year-old child sitting in the back seat of the car with a 3-year-old sibling.
During the course of the investigation, police said they learned that the father had instructed the child to fire at police. They said the man was still in custody as of Monday.
…In a statement on Monday, Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera said it was a “sad day for law enforcement and our community.”
“To have an adult think it is okay to encourage a four-year-old to pull a firearm and shoot at police illustrates how out of hand the campaign against police has gotten,” the sheriff said.