Georgia woman accused of shooting gun in McDonald’s after getting cold fries

Lillian Tarver
Lillian Tarver

Credit: Chatham County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Chatham County Sheriff's Office

A woman is accused of firing a gun in a Georgia McDonald’s after complaining that she was given cold fries, according to several media reports.

Lillian Shantel Tarver, 27, who was arrested after a police chase through Savannah, faces 12 charges, including five felonies, Chatham County jail records show.

About 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to the Garden City restaurant to see her car speeding off, Garden City police told USA Today. She's accused of leading officers on a chase for about 10 to 15 minutes before pulling over on Liberty Parkway, where she was arrested.

An employee at the McDonald's told Savannah-based WTOC-TV that Tarver left the restaurant after getting her order only to return minutes later, saying her fries were cold. As the manager went to get fresh fries, the woman went into the kitchen and fired a shot into the floor, the owner told the news station.

The owner said he gave her a refund, and the woman left. No one was injured during the incident.

The felony charges against Tarver include aggravated assault, armed robbery, attempting to elude police and firearm possession, jail records show. She also faces a battery charge and six driving citations.

She remains in jail without bond.

Garden City, a suburb of Savannah, is about 250 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.

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