A video showing the end of a dispute between a group of teens and an adult at McDonald's in Eden Prairie has gone viral with more than 1.3 million views.
The video, as seen below, shows an incident at McDonald's located at 598 Prairie Center Drive that police say unfolded around 8 p.m. Monday after they received a 911 call reporting a large group causing a disturbance inside the restaurant.
Witnesses told police that a man flashed a gun at the teenagers. The moment was caught on cellphone camera by one of the teens involved in the incident.
Warning: the video contains NSFW language.
The teens are seen scattering when the man allegedly shows the gun, but the weapon is not visible in the video.
Once the man exits the restaurant, a McDonald's employee yells for the teens to get out of her store, to which the teens refused out of fear of the man with the gun waiting outside.
"I don't give a f--- get out of my store now," the employee, believed to be a manager, responds.
Another customer stepped in and told the employee that it's a bad idea to have the teens follow the man with the gun outside.
“Nothing is more important than the safety and security of our customers and employees. We take this matter seriously and are working with local law enforcement while we investigate the situation," restaurant owner/operator Paul Ostergaard said in a statement.
McDonald's declined to provide a comment when asked about how store employees handled the situation.
One of the teens involved, Farida Osman, told Muslim Girl that the situation escalated when she and her friends were waiting in line when the man said they were "probably using EBT" to pay for their food.
Osman said they feared the man would become physically violent so they asked their male friend sitting in a booth to help them, and that's when she says the man flashed the gun and fled the restaurant.
Another video posted to Twitter shows the man telling the teens not to touch him.
Police have arrested a 55-year-old man in connection to the incident, according to KSTP.