Shooting Drive-Thru Workers Is Never Okay — Even If You’re Using A NERF Gun

It’s not only rude to shoot at people who are just trying to do their jobs, but it’s also something that will get you in hot water with cops. Even if you’re using a non-deadly weapon like a NERF gun to go pyew, pyew, pyew. Still not gonna go over well, as two St. Louis bad consumers recently found out.

A woman and her boyfriend are facing assault charges after she allegedly shot a worker with a NERF gun in the drive-thru of a local fast food joint, reports KMOV.com.

Cameras caught the whole thing: A car pulls up to the drive-thru but its occupants don’t buy anything. Then ffffffpt! Out shoots a NERF dart, heading directly for the worker at the window.

“The Nerf dart strikes her. Nobody was injured in this case but if it hits an eye or something an injury could result from this,” said a St. Louis County police officer.

Just because someone isn’t hurt doesn’t mean you’re off the hook — the presence of fear alone can prompt a third-degree assault charge. So keep all guns, toy and otherwise, at home.

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Woman, boyfriend charged after local fast-food worker shot with Nerf dart [KMOV.com]

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  1. SingleMaltGeek says:

    Sure the chance of anyone getting hurt is very small, but at its heart this is just bullying, plain and simple. These assholes were making a statement that they thought they had the right to abuse the poor person working the window and scare or humiliate them just for kicks. And when an incident like this involves unwanted contact, even when that contact doesn’t cause damage it can and should be considered assault, IMO.