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Video shows McDonald's employee pulling a gun during fight in Cape Coral

Posted at 1:33 PM, Jan 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-12 19:43:33-05

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Four in Your Corner is working to find out more about a recent incident at a Cape Coral McDonald's restaurant in which a cell phone video captured an employee pulling out a gun as he fought with another employee.

The video was posted to social media last week.

The man who recorded the video says it happened at the restaurant on Santa Barbara Boulevard, right across the street from Cape Coral High School.

In the video, two apparent employees are struggling with each other when one of the men reaches into a pocket and pulls out a handgun.

No shots appear to be fired, but the men got a few punches in on each other before breaking up.

This McDonald's location has a history of fights.  Last year, Fox 4 reported that police were called to the location 57 times over the course of a year, including for one large fight caught on video in the parking lot in 2016.

Fox 4 has reached out to McDonald's for comment:

"The safety of our customers and crew is our top priority. We do not tolerate the behavior depicted in this video, and the two people involved no longer work for my organization," said Christina Meisenhelter, owner and operator of McDonald's. "Further, the possession of weapons of any type is prohibited on the premises, in the parking lot, or at any function or activity sponsored by my organization, unless otherwise permitted by state or local law." 

Reporter Michael Cadigan will have more on this story tonight on Fox 4 News.