Updated: March 2, 2021
A Florida man has been arrested and charged, after he pulled a knife and stun gun on a group of Muslim international students at a McDonald’s, telling them they should get out of his country and do not deserve American food.
John Jay Smith, 60, was arrested following the incident about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday at the restaurant in St. Augustine, just south of Jacksonville in Florida, USA Today reported on Friday.
One of the men, Omar Abdelmoaty, told the Washington Post he was with four other Egyptian students eating burgers and fries in the parking lot when Smith approached them.
He pulled out a knife and an electric stun gun and tried to choke one of the students.
Smith faces three felony charges of aggravated assault, burglary and trespassing. He was arrested and taken to a local jail.
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