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Angry customer opens fire on McDonald's worker after argument over french fries: Police

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A dispute over french fries resulted in gunfire at a McDonald's in St. Louis County, Missouri, last week, authorities said.

What happened?

Terika Clay, 30, was arrested and charged Thursday with first-degree assault and armed criminal action after she reacted to an argument over the salty snack by opening fire on an employee, according to the Associated Press.

Clay allegedly got into a shouting match with a McDonald's employee while receiving her order in the drive-through lane of the restaurant in Normandy, Missouri, last Wednesday.

Then, following the argument, she returned to the store while the employee was on a smoke break and struck the employee in the head with a gun before shooting her in the chest.

Normandy detectives said in a probable cause statement that Clay was moved to violence after she did not receive a discount on her order of french fries.

In a news report following the incident, KTVI-TV cited an anonymous employee in reporting that Clay may also have been upset that her fries were not hot enough.

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The shooting was reportedly captured on surveillance video, which detectives used to identify and locate Clay before her arrest. The video, however, has not been released to the public.

What else?

Details about the victim's medical status were sparse at the time this report was published. But KTVI reported that she only suffered a superficial wound and has since been released from the hospital.

The outlet added that Clay is being held on a cash-only bond of $150,000. She reportedly has a bond reduction hearing set for sometime this week.

It was not immediately clear whether Clay had made bail as of Tuesday afternoon. But a judge said last week that if Clay is released, she must stay out of contact with the victim and other employees at the McDonald's and she also must stay at least 1,000 feet away from the restaurant.

TheBlaze reached out to the Normandy Police Department and the St. Louis County prosecutor's office for more details about the incident but did not hear back before publication.

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