Man charged after pointing gun at McDonald’s drive-thru menu screen

VERO BEACH — A scare at a McDonald’s drive-thru led to a 19-year-old being detained after police said he aimed a handgun at the menu screen late Monday.

Two other men who were in the car, driven by Dylan Joseph Harley, ran to a nearby Burger King as police responded to the scene, officers said. Police were still looking for the men who fled.

Dylan Harley
PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY INDIAN RIVER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Police arrested Harley, of the 1600 block of 2nd Road, Vero Beach, on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon and resisting arrest without violence. Harley was released Tuesday from the Indian River County Jail on $1,000 bond.

A motorist behind Harley saw Harley brandish the Glock 10 millimeter firearm and point it at the menu screen about 10 p.m. Monday at McDonald’s, 1925 U.S. 1, Vero Beach Police spokesman Master Officer Darrell Rivers said. Police responded to the scene and ordered Harley to get out of the vehicle.

Harley, who was in a Hyundai Sonata, ignored officers’ commands several times before getting out of the car, Rivers said. Two passengers in the car – both men – then fled eastbound toward Burger King.

An officer, along with an Uber driver who witnessed the incident from the parking lot, chased after the men, Rivers said. The Uber driver, Vero Beach resident Kyle Bishop, in his 30’s, tackled one of the men, but couldn’t restrain him, Rivers said.

The man was able to run away, Rivers said. An Indian River County sheriff’s helicopter and K-9 unit helped to try and find both men, but were unsuccessful.

A third passenger behind the driver’s seat stayed in the car.

Police found a gun underneath the driver’s seat in the Hyundai, Rivers said. Rivers said the gun was reported stolen out of Indian River County.

Harley told police he bought the firearm from a friend, reports show.

Officers arrested Harley and took him to the county jail. Harley has an arraignment at 8:45 a.m. Dec. 6, court records show.

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