Sheriff: Dunkin’ worker shoots at customer unhappy about slow service

WEDDINGTON, N.C. — A Dunkin’ employee shot at a customer who wanted a refund after he said service was slow, the Union County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday.

Last week, deputies responded to the Weddington area after the 911 caller told them the worker shot at them.

The customer said he “expressed dissatisfaction with the restaurant’s service speed and requested a refund for his meal,” deputies said. The employee, 18-year-old Ricky Miller, and the customer got into a verbal altercation at the Dunkin’ on Weddington Road in Wesley Chapel.

The customer told deputies that he left the donut restaurant, drove away in his truck, and reported that Miller was following him on Weddington Road.

Miller was driving into oncoming traffic and then shot at the customer’s truck.

Channel 9 obtained the victim’s call to 911.

‘I just got shot at,’ the caller said. “We had a dispute with someone at a Dunkin’ Donuts.”

Deputies caught up with Miller, but he didn’t pull over during a traffic stop, according to the sheriff’s office.

Miller fled for a short time before wrecking in a field. He surrendered and was taken into custody, the sheriff’s office reported.

UCSO said there was a pistol with an altered serial number in the car. Other evidence also indicated shots were fired.

Deputies say Miller is facing two counts of felony discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling, felony flee to elude arrest, and possessing a firearm with an altered/damaged serial number.

He was issued a secured bond of $4,000 and remains in custody Tuesday night.

No one was injured.

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