Police: Woman waved gun in Dover McDonald's drive-through
A West Manchester Township woman is accused of waving a gun during an altercation at a Dover Township McDonald's.
Police say Tracey Anne Lemmon waved her gun and stood outside her vehicle while in the drive-through at the restaurant Saturday, Sept. 23.
Lemmon, 47, of the 2200 block of Carlisle Road, is charged with recklessly endangering another person, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.
Pulled over: Northern Regional Police were sent to the McDonald's at 3141 Carlisle Road just before 11 p.m. for a report of a woman waving a black handgun in the air, police said.
When the officer headed to the restaurant, he passed the suspect's vehicle, a yellow Jeep, which was driving erratically, according to court documents.
The officer pulled the vehicle over in a parking lot, and the two occupants were ordered out of the vehicle, documents state. Both of them indicated they knew why they were pulled over, police said.
According to court documents, multiple calls were made for the incident.
The front seat passenger, Lemmon, told police it was her gun people were calling about, police said. She pointed to the gun in the center console of the Jeep, documents state.
McDonald's: Lemmon and the driver spoke to police, and Lemmon said the two were waiting for their food in the drive-through when the people behind them were getting impatient and yelling for them to move forward with their food, police said.
Lemmon said the McDonald's employees were moving slowly, and that they hadn't gotten their food yet, court documents state. Police say the two got out of their Jeep and began arguing with the people behind them.
She told police that someone got out of the car behind them and asked "Do you have anything for me?" according to police. Lemmon said yes, and that she had a gun, documents state.
She told police she pulled the gun from the Jeep, but did not point it at anyone, police said. Lemmon told officials she held it in the air to make sure the people behind her could see it, according to court documents.
Those documents state a restaurant employee told officers that Lemmon said, "Do you want some of this?"
Police searched the jeep and found concealed-carry permits for the driver and Lemmon, as well as a Walther PK380 in the center console, documents state.
Lemmon was placed under arrest and taken to central booking. While there, police found that Lemmon did own the gun, but because of the charges, her concealed-carry permit was canceled, according to officials.
She was arraigned on the charges and released on her own recognizance.
A phone number could not be found for Lemmon, and it is unclear if she has an attorney.
A preliminary hearing for her is scheduled for 2 p.m. Oct. 17 at District Judge David Eshbach's office.
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