Dad Orders 4-year-old to Shoot at Police at McDonald's Drive-thru

Dad Orders 4-year-old to Shoot at Police at McDonald’s Drive-thru

A dad who was being arrested ordered his four year old son to fire a gun at police officers during a dispute over a food order at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Utah on February 21st, according to police.

The incident took place at a McDonald’s in Midvale, just outside of Salt Lake City.

Sadaat Johnson, 27, was in the drive-thru with two children in the backseat when he began arguing with the employees of the fast-food restaurant over his order, and allegedly flashed his gun at them.

He then pulled over and waited for the employees to fix his order. Instead, they called the police.

When officers arrived at the scene to confront Johnson, he was uncooperative, and refused to get out of his vehicle. They were finally able to physically pull him out of the car, but while he was being arrested, he instructed his four year old child to shoot the officers.

Police say that they then saw a small arm and hand holding a gun appear from inside the vehicle.

Acting fast, one officer hit the gun just as it fired, forcing the bullet’s trajectory upward, where it hit a restaurant awning. While hitting the gun, he yelled “kid! kid! kid!” to the other officers, likely to prevent any return fire.

That officer received a minor burn from the gunfire on his arm. No one was seriously injured during the incident.

Johnson was arrested and the children were taken into custody of their family.

“You know this is a sad day for us, because the person that pulled that trigger was four years old. Just think the gravity of that,” Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera told KUTV-TV.

“Thank God the officer was able to deflect,” he added.

“This campaign against police officers, this needs to stop. We’re here to protect and serve, and this is getting out of hand,” said Rivera. “This is a child who thought it was okay to pull a firearm and shoot that firearm at police. I’ve never seen anything like this in my 28 years.”

“To have an adult think it is OK 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,” he concluded.

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