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Teen handed loaded gun in fast food bag

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By Harve Jacobs  bio | email

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - On August 29, an 18-year-old man and his cousin pulled into the drive-thru at the McDonald's on Savannah Highway for a couple of chicken sandwiches. Instead of sandwiches, the two found bags of marijuana and a loaded handgun.

"It was the gun and the marijuana that was inside of a brown bag sitting inside of a McDonald's bag," said Kathy Rivera, whose son found the gun in his bag. "They noticed they had three bags. There were only two people in the car, so when he opened it he noticed it."

Police think it was a .45 caliber or 9 millimeter.

Police say the gun and the apparent bags of marijuana apparently were meant for the car behind the young man's vehicle in the drive-thru. 

Those people followed the young man all the way to a gas station on Sam Rittenberg Boulevard. One of them jumped out of the car and demanded that he give them the bags. He did that. "He just passed it off to them because he didn't want to... He didn't want nothing to do with it," said Ms. Rivera.

The teen was so scared that he waited until the next day to tell his mom what happened.

Ms. Rivera called the restaurant. "She asked why he didn't contact the police. You know he is a young, black, 18-year-old child with a loaded gun and marijuana. That sounds kind of suspicious so he did the right thing," she said. "He called me and I handled it from there."

No one was hurt, even though the gun was loaded. Police haven't made any arrests in the case.

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