Drive-through employee knifes customer’s car

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MELVINDALE — A disagreement between a restaurant employee and a drive-through customer turned violent Monday.

Jordan Roy Gibson, 22, of Melvindale, was working the drive-through window of Tim Hortons, 3556 Oakwood Blvd., when he allegedly got into an argument with the customer, a 30-year-old Melvindale man.

“My understanding is that this gentleman had come in before and was belligerent with the employees there,” Police Chief Rick Cadez said. “There were some words exchanged, and I believe it escalated into that.”

As the argument continued, Gibson exited the business carrying two large knives from the restaurant’s kitchen, each measuring 9.5 inches in length.

Witnesses saw him stab the exterior of the customer’s car around the driver’s-side window. The vehicle sustained minor damage, including scratches to the window.

The victim was in the car with his girlfriend and his daughter, whose age is unknown.

Officers responded to the restaurant shortly after 8 a.m., after receiving several 911 calls about the incident.

The victim never got out of his car, and the fight never turned physical, Cadez said. When officers arrived, Gibson was back inside the restaurant.

Neither party reported injuries.

Gibson was charged with felonious assault and arraigned Tuesday before 24th District Court Judge Richard Page. His bond was set at $10,000.