Man Accused of Threatening to Kill McDonald’s Manager, Throwing Coffee at Employees

| March 12, 2019

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – A 35-year-old man allegedly threatened to kill the manager at Franklin’s McDonald’s and threw coffee at employees on Saturday evening.

Court documents indicate the Franklin Police Department filed criminal charges against 35-year-old Raphael Staton, of Pittsburgh.

According to a criminal complaint, on Saturday, March 9, around 5:07 p.m., Patrolman Floor, of the Franklin Police Department, was dispatched to the area of McDonald’s on 13th Street for a report of an intoxicated male who threw coffee on the McDonald’s staff. The staff reported that the man was using obscene language and made several threats to kill the manager and stated that the man was attempting to drink a 5th of alcohol in the dining area.

According to the complaint, Patrolman Floor located Raphael Staton in the 200 block of 12th Street.

The complaint notes that upon speaking with Staton, Patrolman Floor could see outward signs of intoxication.

He was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Patrick E. Lowrey at 7:35 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, on the following charges:

– Terroristic Threats With Intent to Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1
– Disorderly Conduct Engage in Fighting, Misdemeanor 3
– Public Drunkenness and Similar Misconduct, Summary
– Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Summary

Unable to post $5,000.00 monetary bail, he was lodged in the Venango County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13.


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