McDonald’s drive-thru dispute leads to firearm arrest in Springfield


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Springfield man has been arrested after a verbal argument in a drive-thru early Friday morning lead to the discovery of an illegal firearm.

Around 1 a.m. Friday morning, officers received a call of a person with a gun at the McDonald’s on Main Street, according to Springfield Police Spokesperson Ryan Walsh. A victim told police there was a verbal argument in the drive-thru where the suspect, 33-year-old Michael Centeno of Springfield, allegedly implied he had a gun.

Officers investigating the incident could see a firearm sticking out of the driver’s seat of Centeno’s car. The loaded, illegally possessed firearm was seized by officers. Police also found 11 oxycodone pills inside the vehicle.

Credit: Springfield Police Department

Centeno was arrested and has been charged with;

  • Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License
  • Carrying a Firearm without a License
  • Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
  • Possession of a Class E Drug

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