Florida Man Threatens Restaurant Employees with Gun Because His Wings Weren’t Done on Time
Matthew James Davis, 35, of Naples, was arrested and taken to the Collier County Jail after he threatened restaurant employees with a gun after his online food order was an hour late.
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Collier County deputies were dispatched to the Wingstop restaurant located at 7207 Radio Road in Naples about a man who threatened employees with a gun.
According to the Collier County Sheriff’s arrest affidavit, Matthew Davis placed an online order for chicken wings at 8:39 p.m. on Aug. 27, 2021. The store told him that his order would be ready at 8:58 p.m., but when he arrived at 9:40 p.m., the food was not yet prepared.
Wingstop employees and customers (witnesses) said that Davis became angrier and angrier and began pacing in the waiting area. He was not content when an employee offered him a free drink while he waited for his food order. It made him angrier.
According to the arrest affidavit, Davis reportedly told employees that he was “going to get my strap (gun).”
“They going to see that I’m not playing,” Davis allegedly said.
That’s when Davis left the Wingstop restaurant, walked over to his white van, and got a gun.
Davis came back inside and threatened the employees with his pistol.
“I can’t even imagine, you know, that somebody, because their order took too long, or they didn’t like how it came out? “Gregory Garcia told WINK News, “It’s like OK, then you don’t go there again, but to pull a gun on somebody over something as silly as that as an order not being to their satisfaction, I mean, that’s getting kind of nuts.”
According to the affidavit, employees and witnesses later told collier deputies that they feared for their lives and would press charges.
After a preliminary investigation by patrol deputies, Davis met up with sheriff’s detectives on Wednesday, Jan. 25. According to the arrest affidavit, Davis told detectives that his outburst occurred several weeks after his mother’s death and that he was “stressed out.” He added that the gun was not loaded and that he merely intended to “intimidate” the restaurant employees.
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The incident occurred a few months ago, but the arrest occurred this week. Collier county detectives have not disclosed how they tracked down Davis. More information should come out later at the trial.
After speaking to detectives, it was determined that probable cause was established to arrest Davis for aggravated assault with a firearm without intent to kill. Davis admitted to threatening the employees with a pistol. Davis claimed the gun was unloaded, but that cannot be proven. The victims could not determine if the gun was loaded or unloaded, and they wished to press charges for threats against them.
Davis was placed into custody and transported to the Collier County Jail, where he was charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. Online court records show that he posted bail on Thursday, Jan. 26, and will make his first court appearance on Feb. 20.
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