NEW YORK POST – A fight over cold french fries led to the shooting of a Brooklyn McDonald’s worker, who is now fighting for his life, a high-ranking police source said Tuesday.
The 23-year-old victim was working at the fast-food joint at 1531 Fulton St. in Bedford-Stuyvesant around 7 p.m. Monday when he started getting hassled by a female customer over her fries, the source said.
The woman was FaceTiming her 20-year-old son during the argument, and the son soon stormed into the restaurant and began fighting with the employee, the source alleged.
“The mom complained that her fries were cold,’’ the police source said. “The mom was on FaceTime with her son, and he heard the dispute between her and the clerk. The son and the clerk got into a dispute inside, and it went outside.”
That’s when the woman’s son allegedly whipped out a gun and blasted the worker in the neck, cops said.
“The suspected shooter has been previously arrested several times, including for grand larceny in 2019.”
“I feel like crying. You shot someone over french fries?” said a witness, who owns a local business, to The Post on Tuesday.
“A man took off his shirt and put it on the neck to try to stop the bleeding. [The victim’s] right eye was swollen shut.
“He couldn’t talk,’’ the witness said of the tragic employee. “He was just shaking. His chest was heaving. He was still breathing when they put him on the stretcher.”
The victim remained in extremely critical condition at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn on Tuesday, sources said.
“He is a good guy,’’ a coworker told The Post.
The employee added that the store “cut security in June.
“We don’t know why. They don’t tell us anything.’’
A single spent 9mm casing was recovered at the scene and the suspected shooter was taken into custody, police sources said. Charges have yet to be filed …