McDonald’s Customers Say They Were Accused of Being Gay, Threatened With Violence

He'd run away, too.

Two Manhattan men allege in a lawsuit filed last week that a 2:30 a.m. visit to a Harlem McDonald’s last December started off badly enough when one customer assumed the pair was gay and began to preach about sin. After that, they say, the fast-food outlet’s cashier not only refused to serve them, but the employee even handed another customer a "metal pipe from behind the counter and motioned to him that he should hit plaintiffs with it." The men were able to get out of the store without incident, but returned when they saw the police arrive on the scene. They were promptly arrested for starting the confrontation, an experience that left them "severely humiliated, mentally anguished and emotionally and physically distressed." [NYP, Related]