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Woman Attacks Sonic Carhop For Slow Service, Shoots Witness With PepperBlaster

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa police said a customer attacked a carhop at a Sonic and then shot blasts of pepper spray at a good Samaritan who followed her to get her vehicle’s license plate number.

Tulsa police said the incident occurred at about 10 p.m. on April 9 at the Sonic restaurant located near 61st and Lewis, KTUL reported.

Investigators said that Stacy Minihan was waiting for her food in her Ford Expedition in one of the car stalls at the restaurant when she became upset it was taking so long, KFOR reported.

Police said that by the time the food finally arrived, Minihan was very angry, KTUL reported.

When the food was brought to the car, she took her anger on the carhop who brought it.

The carhop tried to explain that the fast food restaurant was short-staffed, KTUL reported.

Witnesses told police that was when Minihan got out of her vehicle, slapped the food tray out of the carhop’s hand, and then punched the server in the chest.

Police said she fled the scene in her vehicle and a witness followed Minihan’s car to try to get her license plate number for authorities, KTUL reported.

When Minihan realized she was being followed, she pulled over to the side of the road.

Police said Minihan got out of her car and started firing blasts of pepper spray at the woman using her Kimber PepperBlaster, KTUL reported.

The witness was struck in the face.

Police said the woman Minihan shot at was bleeding from the head, KTUL reported.

Minihan drove to a nearby QuickTrip where she was arrested by Tulsa police.

Officers recovered the PepperBlaster, almost 30 grams of methamphetamine, and other drug paraphernalia from Minihan’s car, according to KTUL.

She was arrested and booked into the Tulsa County jail.

Minihan was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, and trafficking methamphetamine, KFOR reported.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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