Man who pulled gun on teens at Eden Prairie McDonald's pleads guilty

The incident was captured on video and shared to social media.
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The man who pulled a gun on a group of teenagers at a McDonald's in Eden Prairie has pleaded guilty in court.

Lloyd Johnson, 55, of Eden Prairie, pleaded guilty to one count of felony terroristic threats, and is expected to be given three years on probation, 90 days in a county workhouse, and a lifetime gun ban.

It follows the incident on Nov. 19 in which Johnson was stood behind two 17 year old girls who were struggling to pay for their meal using Apple Pay.

As he grumbled about having to wait, he said "you were probably trying to pay with EBT" to the black Muslim girls, referring to the electronic payment card given to welfare recipients.

This prompted a fight in which Johnson intimidated one of the girls, and as their friends came to their aid, Johnson yelled at everyone to back up before pulling a handgun from his waistband.

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Part of the incident, including Johnson holding the gun, was captured on video and shared on social media.

He admitted during the court hearing to pulling out a semi-automatic handgun and held it at his side. He also told the court that he wasn't making any claim of self-defense.

“We are pleased that Mr. Johnson is taking responsibility for his outrageous behavior,” said Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. 

'Because he has no criminal record, probation is the recommended sentence. Perhaps the best part of the sentence is he can no longer possess a gun, which means we will all be safer."

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