Off-duty Police Detective Sgt. Scott Biumi has been accused of pulling his gun on customer Ryan Mash in a McDonald's drive-thru lane in Forsyth County, Georgia (video below).
Sgt. Biumi allegedly aimed his gun at Mash for taking too long to pick up his food, reports 11 Alive News.
Sgt. Biumi, of the DeKalb County Police Department, was subsequently charged with felony aggravated assault.
"He got out and started yelling, yelling at us, 'Stop holding up the drive-thru line,' this that and the other,'" recalled Mash. "He's like, 'Well, you never know who you're messing with.' And I was just like, 'No, Sir, I don't.'"
"He goes, 'Keep your mouth shut.' I was like, 'I'm sorry.' He's like, 'Well, you don't know who you're messing with. And there's some crazy people out there.' And that's when he pulled the gun on me, and kept on yelling at me for about thirty more seconds. And then walked off."
One of Mash's friends saw Sgt. Biumi's police badge on his belt. The young men got the tag number and description of Sgt. Biumi's car.
The incident was also captured on a McDonald's surveillance video, which shows a man in a standing outside the driver's side of a vehicle, pointing the gun at the driver.
"Terribly disappointing," said Forsyth County Sheriff Duane Piper. "It's a betrayal of a trust to the public. We're expected to handle ourselves correctly in high-stress situations, and it's very disappointing that an officer would snap like this. It's a break in judgement that can't be excused."
Biumi was released from the Forsyth County jail on Wednesday on a $22,000 bond. He has been placed on administrative leave with pay while the case is investigated.