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Customer fired into Texas Wendy's after argument over drive-thru order, police say

Christian Ellis, 19, of Glenn Heights, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after the incident at the restaurant in Frisco.

A Texas man who police say fired into a Wendy's because he was upset with his drive-thru order has been charged with a felony.

Christian Ellis, 19, of Glenn Heights, went inside the Dallas-area restaurant after he ordered in the drive-thru and argued with the staff, officials said. He then returned to his vehicle, got a gun and fired into a Wendy's about 8 p.m. Aug. 17, police said.

No one was hurt in the shooting in Frisco, which is about 30 miles north of Dallas.

Ellis was arrested Friday and has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison, Frisco police said in a statement Monday.

Detectives identified Ellis as the suspect based on “vehicle information and video evidence,” police said. A bond of $100,000 was posted for Ellis' release, police said.

He could not be reached for comment Wednesday, and it was unclear whether he had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

Two other people who were in the vehicle were also arrested, police said.

Wendy’s released a statement calling the shooting a "reprehensible and senseless act of violence."

"We will continue to work with local law enforcement as they continue their investigation," Wendy's said.

A Wendy’s employee was charged with murder in Arizona this month after the death of a 67-year-old customer who had been sucker-punched and knocked to the ground in the store.

The altercation occurred after the customer complained about his order, police said.