Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Followup FL: No Charges for Man who Shot Assailant at McDonalds Drive-thru
HIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) - A man who shot a subject at a Hialeah McDonald’s drive-thru will not be facing charges after investigators determined he acted in self defense.
According to police, a road rage dispute in the drive-thru line of a McDonald’s, Monday night, escalated to a physical attack by 21-year-old Sergio Hernandez and his girlfriend, 20-year-old Vanessa Puente, against 22-year-old Victor Hugo Saavedra.
The altercation occurred at a McDonald’s located at 1660 W. 68th St., at around 8:35 p.m.
According to the arrest report, the altercation started when Saavedra honked his horn at Hernandez, who was standing by the window talking to a McDonald’s employee. Officials said Hernandez had just walked up to the window and was having a conversation with the teller.
Puente, upset that Saavedra had honked his horn, ran up to his car and began to hit the driver’s side window.
The report further states that when Saavedra got out of his car, Puente started punching him in the face, and then Hernandez joined in, hitting him in the back of the head.
As Saavedra was being attacked by the couple, police said, he drew his concealed Glock 9 mm pistol from his waistband and fired one round at Hernandez, striking him in the left pelvic area.