A dad passed out in a drive-thru behind the wheel of a fast food restaurant in California. police arrested the man after finding a loaded gun in the car. Officers were called to a McDonald’s restaurant where police say they found the man passed out in the car with a loaded gun and an infant next to him, according to The Inquisitr. A police spokesperson said they tried to wake the passed out dad.
“Officers tried to wake the driver who was passed out, but saw a loaded .38 caliber revolver on the car’s floorboard.”
The dad in the drive-thru was taken to for evaluation and released to police custody. The dad is charged with possession of a firearm by a person prohibited and carrying a concealed deadly weapon. The dad had a 2-month-old boy found next to him who was found wet and crying.
“Child Protective Services found the infant cold and crying next to his passed-out father.”
The dad passed out in a drive-thru has been identified as Raymond Collingwood. Witnesses say they heard a baby crying and realized the infant was with a man who was asleep, according to Examiner. People saw a man lying next to the child.
The dad and child appeared to be homeless, as the infant was wearing a pajama onesie and was wrapped in a blanket. A clerk at the fast food restaurant said the dad was unresponsive and the child wouldn’t stop crying. They also noticed that the infant’s diaper was dirty and soaked as he was laying in the car as the dad was passed out in the drive-thru.
That’s when the employees called 911 when the dad wouldn’t wake up. Firefighters arrived first and were able to rouse the baby’s father. Police say the that the 24-year-old man was shocked to see paramedics.
Sadly, the dad passed out in a drive-thru behind the wheel. Officers learned that child’s mother, who is also homeless, was staying with her mother, notes New York Daily News. The couple got into a fight at the mother’s home the night before, and the dad then left with the child.
There are other stories of people passing out in the drive-thru. In November, free agent quarterback Tyler Thigpen got drunk at something called “Broadway on the Beach,” and then passed out at a Wendy’s drive-thru. He denied ever drinking to the police, and he refused to take any sobriety tests.
Thigpen, who has played for the Chiefs, Dolphins, and Bills, owns a career 1-11 record as a starter, mostly from 2008 when he started 11 games for KC. Thigpen was drafted in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft after posting 3,296 yards, 29 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions in his senior year at Coastal Carolina. He hasn’t been seen in the NFL since 2012, though he can’t be much worse than anyone the Jets have trotted out there over that time.
While it’s not like the story of a dad who passed out in a drive-thru with a child, it’s similar. A man in Nashville was arrested after police found him passed out in the Wendy’s drive-thru of a fast food restaurant in Nashville. Police said 37-year-old Regis Carney stopped by the fast food restaurant when employees saw him sleeping behind the wheel with the vehicle running and his foot on the brake.
The employees called police, and the fire department had to break out his window to get him out because he was unresponsive. Once they got Carney out, police said it took about five minutes to wake him up. Police said he could barely walk and they smelled alcohol on hm.
Paramedics took him to the hospital to be checked out before he was booked on DUI charges. His bond was set at $15,000. Police said Carney had three prior DUI convictions dating back to 2003.
With a dad passed out in a drive-thru behind the wheel at McDonald’s, and these other two incidents at Wendy’s, it does provide a clue. It appears that people are obviously hungry. But it’s got be embarrassing to be sitting there in a drive-thru.