Customers Wanted Donuts, But 3 Dunkin’ Employees Pulled Guns

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When a couple decided to go through a Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru, they got way more than they bargained for. Instead of simply receiving an order of donuts, they were met by three employees who pulled guns on them, turning a mundane evening into a nightmare.

The Dunkin’ Donuts store, located at 9114 Dyer Street in Northeast El Paso, Texas (Photo Credit: Google Maps)

It was around 8:30 p.m. on a Saturday when police in El Paso, Texas, got a call about a disturbance involving a subject with a weapon at the Dunkin’ Donuts store located at 9114 Dyer Street, according to a news release from the city. When officers arrived, they received quite a troubling story from a 41-year-old man, who had gone through the drive-thru with his girlfriend, and very soon, three employees were arrested.

According to the unnamed 41-year-old man, his girlfriend had tried to order donuts while the couple was in the drive-thru. Instead of politely taking her order, the employee on the other end of the intercom was rude to the woman, so she asked to speak to a manager, she told the police. That’s when things went from bad to worse as the employee alleged that they were the manager, using explicit language to convey his message.

At this point, I would have driven away, not wanting to risk eating donuts prepared and handled by a belligerent person, but for reasons we will likely never know, the woman drove forward, toward the drive-thru window. That’s when the already bad situation turned into a downright nightmare as one employee walked out the back of the store, followed by two other workers, and an altercation ensued.

Much to the horror of the drive-thru customers, all three Dunkin’ employees were brandishing handguns and began issuing deadly threats, The Blaze reported. Frighteningly, one of the employees chambered a round in his pistol, pointed the weapon at the male customer, and said, “Y’all gonna die tonight.”

Police recovered three guns after being called to the Dunkin’ Donuts, where three employees brandished weapons and threatened customers in the drive-thru. (Photo Credit: EPPD)

Thankfully for the couple, the armed Dunkin’ workers didn’t make good on their threat. Instead, the customers escaped unscathed and alerted the authorities that the employees were using guns to threaten customers in the store’s drive-thru. Police recovered three guns and arrested the three employees, all of whom were charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and given bonds of $100,000 each.

The employees were identified as 17-year-old Jesus Dominguez of northeast El Paso, 20-year-old Luis Arturo Dominguez of northeast El Paso, and 19-year-old Elijah Richard Garcia of Chaparral, New Mexico. All three suspects were booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility, according to the news release from the City of El Paso.

The three Dunkin’ employees were arrested. From left to right: Jesus Dominguez, 17; Luis Arturo Dominguez, 20; Elijah Richard Garcia, 19 (Photo Credit: EPPD)

After the incident, a Dunkin’ corporate spokesperson responded with a statement, emailed to KFOX14. “We are aware of the incident that occurred at our franchised location in El Paso, TX. The franchised team members have been terminated and the franchisee is fully cooperating with police in their investigation,” it read. “We defer any further comment to the local police department as it’s still an active investigation.”

While I can’t understand why the couple stuck around after the employee began behaving rudely over the intercom, I guess it’s a good thing they did. Thanks to their determination to get an order of donuts, three wanna-be bad guys got to see exactly where being a thug will get you. Although I’m not of the mentality that the customer is always right, even the most difficult patron shouldn’t face deadly threats. Hopefully, their time behind bars helps these punks realize that they aren’t the big bad, pistol-packing outlaws they thought they were.