Friday night dinner turns ugly for fastfood customers

WORKERS and diners have allegedly been terrified at a fastfood restaurant in Ballina, on the NSW far north coast.

Police say a Queensland man entered the McDonald’s on Bangalow Road around 8.50pm on Friday, armed with a knife.

The man allegedly made threats and began damaging property. All staff and customers were able to leave the store uninjured.


The man allegedly refused to leave the store and continued to damage property.

About 9.30pm, police from Richmond Local Area Command arrested the man without incident.

The 21-year-old man was taken to Ballina Police Station and slapped with a long list of charges including assault, armed with intent, malicious damage and assault police.

He has been refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court later today.