Man arrested after pulling gun over late Wingstop order in Collier County

Author: LAUREN LESLIE Writer: Matthew Seaver
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A man gets so frustrated with a restaurant that he leaves to get his gun. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office says Matthew Davis, 35, threatened restaurant employees at the Wingstop on Radio Road.

It was all because an online order took too long. Deputies say Davis lost his patience, threatened employees then went to his van and got a gun.

Investigators say Davis placed an online order to be picked up around 9:00 p.m. When he showed up at 9:40 p.m., his food was not ready. That’s when Davis got angry.

Managers offered him a free drink, but he wasn’t satisfied. According to CCSO, David said, “I’m going to get my strap,” and, “They going to see I’m not playing.”

A family getting ice cream next door reported seeing Davis’ finger on the trigger when he was walking back to Wingstop. Witnesses and employees told investigators they were in fear for their lives.

“I can’t even imagine, you know, that somebody, because their order took too long or they didn’t like how it came out? It’s like OK, then you don’t go there again, but to pull a gun on somebody over something as silly as that as an order not being to their satisfaction, I mean, that’s getting kind of nuts,” said Gregory Garcia.

On Monday, Davis told investigators at the time of the incident in August, his mother had just died, and he was dealing with a lot of stress.

He now faces two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and is being held in the Collier County Jail.

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