SUBJECT: Employee at McDonald’s Arrested after Threatening to Shoot Co-Workers
RELEASE NUMBER: 2015-NR-032
CONTACT: Lieutenant Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
A disagreement this past Memorial Day between two employees at the McDonald’s located on US 41 at E. Mt. Pleasant Road culminated in an arrest for intimidation. Mr. Michael Lee Hicks was upset with a fellow employee for allegedly spreading false rumors about his brother’s girlfriend (both of whom also work at the same McDonald’s). Mr. Hicks threatened to bring a handgun to work and shoot the victim and several other people at the restaurant.
When interviewed by sheriff’s deputies, Mr. Hicks admitted to making the threats. Mr. Hicks’ explained that he would never have followed through with the threats and denied even owning a handgun. Mr. Hick’s was taken into custody and transported to the Vanderburgh County Confinement Center.
Michael Lee Hicks (pictured above), 20, of Evansville. Intimidation as a Level 6 Felony.