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Man held up at gunpoint at Baton Rouge McDonald’s drive-thru

A man says he was held up at gunpoint in the drive thru at a McDonald's in Baton Rouge.
A man says he was held up at gunpoint in the drive thru at a McDonald's in Baton Rouge.(Robb Hays)
Published: Apr. 7, 2021 at 4:12 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A 47-year-old man says he was greeted by a gun in his face as he put down his window at a McDonald’s drive-thru near downtown Baton Rouge.

The incident happened in “broad daylight” around 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, he said.

The victim, Brien Buxton, said he was still shaking as he recalled the situation Wednesday afternoon, nearly 24 hours later.

“He said give me your watch, your wallet, and your keys,” Buxton said. “I rolled up my window and took out part of their landscaping as I sped out of there,” he told WAFB-TV.

He did not give any of his belongings to the gunman. He said the man, who was wearing shorts and a t-shirt, had a black bandana covering his mouth and nose.

“I’m still in shock over the whole thing,” Buxton said in a post on Facebook. “I’m THAT guy that gives food and water to homeless at least once a week. I realize I love downtown. But, it may be time to rethink my future. We need real leadership in downtown. I shouldn’t have to live in fear as I did last nite and today,” his post said.

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