This is the moment police swooped on a man after he allegedly went into a garage with a “loaded gun” – hidden between a Big Mac and fries.
Onlooker Michael Wright, 33, claims a man was hassling counter staff inside the shop – with his hand suspiciously inside a brown McDonalds carrier bag.
Dad-of-four Michael peered inside the bag and claims he saw the man’s finger on the trigger of a loaded 9mm hand gun – nestled between a burger and chips.
Brave Michael, from Grovetown, Georgia, USA, started filming and calmly ushered the man outside while Circle K staff secretly phoned the police.
A video shows the agitated man walking back and forth inside before he allegedly dumped the bag of food – and gun – in a bin outside.
Stay-at-home-dad Michael pulled the bag out of the bin as police arrived and the video shows a ‘loaded gun with a full clip’ of bullets fall out on to the floor.
Police in Georgia confirmed a man had been charged with one count of carrying a concealed weapon and one possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Shaken Michael said: “It could have easily turned out very differently and it goes to show that a calm approach is often better.
“I did think about wrestling the gun from the guy, but I’m glad I didn’t.”
Michael said: “When I got to the counter the clerk softly stated he had a gun in the McDonald’s bag.
“I quietly asked another guy there if we should act before he does anything.
“I whispered that I would grab the gun and he could help me take him down – but he basically left me to it and that’s when I started to record.
“I was not going to leave him with the lady at the counter because I knew he was just waiting for me to leave.
“Instead of grabbing or getting physical with him I engaged in small talk and encouraged him outside in a cool calm manner.
“Thank God he walked out with me.
“I was able to just talk to him and got him out of the store to take the threat away from the women.
“He had a 9mm hidden in a McDonald’s Bag and as we walked out the front door he walked to the trashcan and threw the bag with the gun in it in the trashcan in the front of the building.
“I continued to make small talk with him and had got in between him and the trash can until the first police officer officer arrived, two or three minutes later.
“I think in his mind he thought nobody noticed what he was doing or that he had a gun.
“Even the other customers did not even know because of how me and the clerk communicated to each other and we both stayed calm/
“I’m so glad that this did not turn into anything else and could have very easily.”
The incident happened at the Circle K shop in Grovetown, GA, at around 9:20pm on Saturday.
Michael said the cop told him the gun was loaded and had a full clip.
A police spokeswoman said the arrested man is in custody and currently being detained in a county jail.