Gun drawn at drive-through window

December 27, 2018

MICHIGAN CITY — A Michigan City woman, upset that her chicken wings took too long, pointed a gun at an employee at the drive-through window at Rally’s early Saturday, according to police.

Michigan CIty Police were called about 2:22 a.m. to the Rally’s at 2102 Franklin St. by an employee who said a woman got upset at how long it took for her order to arrive and drew a gun on the clerk.

The clerk said he was serving a woman in a blue Volvo at the drive-through who placed an order for wings. After she paid and left, the woman, later identified as 29-year-old Chikoyia Foster, returned because he forgot to give her a drink, according to a police report.

He went to get the drink, and laughed at a joke told by another employee. Foster, thinking he was laughing at her, pulled a small black handgun from her lap and pointed it in his face, the report said. She then said, “I will shoot this m––––––––––r up, I will shoot you and show you what is funny,” the clerk told police.

The clerk got a description and plate number as the vehicle drove away, and it was found a short time later parked in the 600 block of North Calumet, police said. He described the woman as black with dreadlocks in a pony tail, and gold teeth.

Two officers went to the door, while a third watched the front of the house and a Long Beach officer watched the back.

Police knocked, and though they heard movement inside, no one answered at first. Foster then shouted from inside that she had to put her dog away, and then shouted again that she had to put clothes on, according to the report.

Foster ignored the officers, then ran out the back door, but was stopped by the officer, the report said. She struggled and cursed at the officer until the others arrived to help, the report said. She continued to struggle, curse and yell as she was “forcibly carried to a squad car.”

Inside her car, police found a holster and receipt for the wings from Rally’s, police said.

Foster was taken to the police station and identified in a lineup, the report said. In her jacket, police found a plastic bag containing 102 green pills, which turned out to be alprazolam, a generic form of Xanax.

Foster was charged with felony counts of intimidation with a deadly weapon, and pointing a firearm; and misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance, resisting law enforcement, and disorderly conduct.

She was being held at the La Porte County Jail on a $15,000 cash bond, and will appear in Superior Court 4 at a time to be determined.

—From staff reports

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