PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - A homeless man is charged with threatening McDonald's customers with a knife Thursday night in St. Lucie County.
At about 8:15 p.m., Port St. Lucie police went to the restaurant located at 1080 SE Port St. Lucie Boulevard for reports of a man wielding a knife and threatening people.
Once police arrived, customers at the restaurant pointed out the man, later identified as Guy Matthew White, 45, who was causing the disturbance.
During the investigation, witnesses told police that White was in the corner of the restaurant "looking very angry" and "throwing his stuff around and yelling profanities".
During the rant, officers said he pulled out a black folding knife and was seen entering and leaving the restaurant slamming the door and pacing about the place.
At one point, White approached a customer and said "you don't want none of this".
The wife of the customer whom White approached told police that she was terrified and noted that several female workers of the business were in tears over the incident.
Police arrested White and located a knife in his pants pocket along with a marijuana smoking pipe.
As police were transporting White to the St. Lucie County Jail, he told the officer that he suspected someone had stolen $25 from his backpack and he admitted to yelling that he would hurt or kill whoever took his money.
White, 45, is charged with aggravated assault, carrying concealed weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia.