In a shocking incident caught on police body cameras, a four-year-old boy pulled a gun and opened fire at police while they were in the process of arresting a 27-year-old man outside a McDonald’s in Southern Utah.
After police were able to regain control of the situation, the young child identified the man as his father before claiming that he used the weapon because he “wanted his daddy back.”
Thankfully, no one was injured.
The shocking incident took place on February 21, 2022, after police were called by terrified workers because perpetrator Sadaat Johnson was allegedly brandishing a gun at the drive-thru following a mistake on his order. According to Utah Police, Johnson reportedly had two children (aged 3 and 4) in the car with him at the time.
When police arrived, they made contact with Johnson while he was sitting in his car outside the fast-food restaurant. Initially, Johnson refused to comply with officers and would not roll down his window, however, he eventually unlocked the car. He then refused to comply again, forcing officers to physically remove him from the vehicle and mayhem ensued just seconds later.
As officers begin detaining Johnson for questioning, one officer could be heard yelling, “gun!” just before shots were fired. Officers then approached the car with guns drawn, commanding the shooter to drop the gun. It’s at this point that officers realize the shot was fired by a child.
“Kids! Kids! Kids!” officers shouted before gaining control of the weapon.
The Utah Police released the video earlier this week:
While police were struggling to arrest a 27-year-old man for allegedly pulling a gun on McDonald’s workers, a 4-year-old boy in his car fired a gun, causing officers to draw their weapons. The man faces multiple charges, including child abuse.
— NewsNation (@NewsNation) July 21, 2022
The child reportedly told police that he had picked up the gun and fired because he saw them taking his father away and he “wanted his daddy back.”
Following the incident, Johnson claimed to have “blacked out” during the argument with the drive-thru staff and that he did not remember pulling out his gun; however, Johnson can be seen clearly brandishing his firearm in surveillance video, according to court records.
Unbelievably, Johnson also claimed that his four-year-old had previously gotten ahold of a gun in a separate incident, court records show. Because of the jaw-dropping incident and his gross negligence, Johnson was charged with “child abuse, aggravated assault, and interference with an arresting officer,” according to ABC4 Utah.
What the hell is going on? This kid is basically still in diapers and he consciously chose to pick up a handgun and shoot it at the police. Needless to say, it’s completely unacceptable.
Although this incident may be unprecedented, young children being violent towards police officers is sadly not – and its becoming more common. Earlier this month, a group of small children hit and kicked a group of officers while calling them vulgar obsenities.
This is what you get with the bogus ‘defund the police’ movement. This is a societal issue.
America is spiraling out of control under the Biden Regime.