Warning: This story contains language that some may find offensive.
NILES, Ohio (WKBN) – An 18- year-old from Niles is facing serious charges after he began waving a gun inside the downtown McDonald’s Tuesday night.
WKBN has obtained the video, posted on Facebook, which led police straight to him.
Justin Riley posted that video while he was eating at the McDonald’s in Niles. When police arrived, he was still inside.
“I had to stop at McDonald’s and charge a n**** phone. Grab some grub, bro,” Riley said in the video.
Moments after Riley posted the video, police got a call from a concerned individual. Fearing for the safety of the patrons and staff of the McDonald’s, police rushed to the store. Riley was still there.The video police obtained from Riley’s Facebook page shows him inside near the rear of the restaurant around 9 p.m. Tuesday.
It’s not clear who he is talking to, but Riley can be seen repeatedly using racial slurs. At the end of the speech, Riley grabs a gun and points it at the camera.
“Things can turn bad,” Niles Police Captain Ken Criswell said. “You can get in a fight, somebody pulls a gun out, and before you know it, you have somebody shot. We are thankful to whoever it was that called it in to us.”
Criswell said that police found a black Cobra Utah 380 pistol on Riley. The gun still had four live rounds inside. Riley had just turned 18 on April 1.
“A week earlier, it would have been a juvenile, now it’s a whole different ball game for him,” Criswell said. “He has some serious issues to face now.”
Authorities arraigned Riley Wednesday morning on a felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon. He posted bond and is out of jail. But he could face additional charges.