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Benton man arrested after allegedly brandishing shotgun, demanding fast food at McDonald's

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Chris Heuring
BENTON, Mo. -- A Scott County man is facing charges after allegedly backing up demands for fast food with a shotgun.

Chris Brooks Heuring, 27, of rural Benton is charged with unlawful use of a weapon and driving while intoxicated.

Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said his department received a call at about 11:40 p.m. Saturday regarding a man with a shotgun at the drive-through window of the McDonald's restaurant on Highway 77 at the Interstate 55 interchange at Benton.

"They had told him the store was closed," Walter said. "He demanded one of the employees to open the window."

The employee reportedly responded by advising only the manager could open the window.

"He told the employee he wanted food and pointed the shotgun at that time," Walter said. "He said, 'If I don't bring some food home for my wife, she's going to kill me.' At that point, the employees didn't want to stick around to listen to any more demands."

Walter said the employees backed away from the window to get out of the possible line of fire.

A deputy who was about a minute away responded, according to Walter, and upon arriving was able to hold the suspect at gunpoint until the sheriff and two more deputies arrived.

"At that point we brought him out of the car and took him into custody without incident," he said.

Walter said the employees did the right thing by calling the sheriff and locking themselves in an interior room until authorities arrived.

"The shotgun was loaded and there was a round chambered," he noted.

As of press time, Heuring remained at the Scott County Jail with a cash or surety bond set at $5,000.

Pertinent address:

Highway 77 and Interstate 55, Benton, MO

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-- Posted by Yankee Station on Mon, Jan 10, 2011, at 4:00 PM

Who needs fast food that bad??

-- Posted by Hot Dog on Mon, Jan 10, 2011, at 4:28 PM

Poor guy must have a rough marriage.....

-- Posted by RedShirt on Mon, Jan 10, 2011, at 4:29 PM

omg my grandchild workds at that mcd

-- Posted by coke zero on Mon, Jan 10, 2011, at 5:01 PM

So a $5000 bond is typical for unlawful use of a weapon?

Seems that armed robbery, or armed criminal action would make more sense. When I hear "unlawful use of a weapon" I think of a yayhoo shooting at roadsigns, not pointing a loaded weapon at someone with the threat of homicide during a robbery.

Oh well... not really my business I guess.

-- Posted by Tornadic on Mon, Jan 10, 2011, at 5:31 PM

He should of went to BK. He could have had it his way!

-- Posted by motorcycle_man on Mon, Jan 10, 2011, at 5:34 PM

Must have a pretty mean wife to risk jail huh?

-- Posted by mohacker on Mon, Jan 10, 2011, at 5:40 PM

"Listen, your not hearing me, she must feed. If I dont bring her food, she will EAT ME!!!!"

#3 on the list!

#1- Man busted after cops follow his footprints in snow for blocks.

#2- Pop heads who drive backwards without lights,

#3- Feed My Wife of I'll Shoot man!

whos next? Someone step up!

-- Posted by timexx on Mon, Jan 10, 2011, at 5:44 PM

motorcycle_man- LOL

-- Posted by timexx on Mon, Jan 10, 2011, at 5:44 PM

Good list beside the spelling and grammar errors lol

-- Posted by motorcycle_man on Mon, Jan 10, 2011, at 6:06 PM


Yes this list is growing. Now Chris "wife broke it off" Heuring is on deck.

I am telling you, they need a comedy club for all this local talent down there.

-- Posted by gman on Mon, Jan 10, 2011, at 6:15 PM

This is one for national news!

You just can't make this stuff up!!!

-- Posted by arrestthem on Mon, Jan 10, 2011, at 8:12 PM

blame it on Sarah! (sarcasm)

-- Posted by Skeptic1 on Mon, Jan 10, 2011, at 9:05 PM

You can't fix stupid!

-- Posted by dr.pob on Mon, Jan 10, 2011, at 10:04 PM

The Hamburglar strikes again....

-- Posted by Crash Davis on Mon, Jan 10, 2011, at 11:57 PM

Man, his ol lady musta wanted a Big Mac in a really bad way!!!!! What a freak

-- Posted by aphrodite on Tue, Jan 11, 2011, at 9:19 AM

So I wonder what his wife did when she relized her big mac was not coming home?

-- Posted by Airborne 95B on Tue, Jan 11, 2011, at 2:14 PM

Does anyone remember hearing about this story back in March 2009? I think I heard of it on a highlight reel or something. here's the link to the fox news (boo) report that has contributions from the Assoc.Press and the 911 calls...A Flordia called 911 repeatedly when McDonalds ran out of Chicken McNuggets. She misused the emergency line to the extent that they arrested her, too. She didn't wield a gun, just a big mouth and a cell phone. This link also has the 911 calls linked to it. It is a riot. This guy, he's really proving that Missouri lags behind on trends, ya know?....that's SO 2 yrs ago. Anyways, here's the link


perhaps if restaurants would be BANNED from using components of MSG, people wouldn't be flipping their lid over this food. It's literally like a drug to them....Sad, but true.

Rock&Roll - Stay healthy, make home cooked meals....don't send your hubby out to fetch you burgers. This type of food causes cancer and this behavior is the cancer of society. It's lose lose. DIY food.

-- Posted by theunicorneffect on Tue, Jan 11, 2011, at 10:32 PM

The McDonald's employees are not getting paid enough for what they had to deal with in this situation. The penalty needs to be pretty harsh with this man because if he pulls a shotgun out because a fast food restaurant is closed then he is capable of doing some serious damage. These are one of those interesting stories that do not make any sense to most of us. He should have just went to Taco Bell, that would have definitely been open. 4th meal anyone???

-- Posted by TJohnston142 on Sun, Jan 30, 2011, at 10:53 PM

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