On Christmas Eve 2019, the staff at a McDonald’s restaurant go about their day, taking orders and handing patrons their burgers. And when a vehicle enters the drive-thru, it’s just one of many that the workers see that day. But when this car approaches the order window, the woman in the driver’s seat mouths a concerning phrase. Then, as the employees realize that something is really wrong, they immediately spring into action.
When you’ve been at work just before Christmas, you’ve likely counted down the hours until you can finally leave and relax at home surrounded by your loved ones. And while the staff on the Christmas Eve shift at a McDonald’s in Lodi, California, may have been doing just that in 2019, they soon found events taking a shocking turn.