“Give me all your money! And toss in a couple Big Macs for the road, no pickles."
Quiana Evans must have been craving the Golden Arches and some extra loot after losing her job at Burger King.
On June 15, 2011, Evans and Christian Aaron Alexander entered a McDonald’s in Byron, Minnesota with a Colt, .45-caliber pistol. The two locked the employees in the restaurant’s cooler and then stole $1,851.68 from the store and some personal belongings of the employees.
Evans was found guilty on one count of interference with commerce by robbery and one count of aiding and abetting the use, carrying, possessing, and discharging of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. She was sentenced to 10 years and 10 months in prison.
In Arizona, Evans would likely have been charged with armed robbery, which is defined in A.R.S. 13-1904 as follows:
A person commits armed robbery if, in the course of a robbery, such person is armed with a deadly or simulated deadly weapon or they use or threaten to use a deadly weapon, dangerous instrument, or simulated deadly weapon.
Armed robbery is charged as a class 2 felony in Arizona.