Fairlawn police say man with stun gun arrested at Wendy's drive-thru

FAIRLAWN, Ohio - A senior citizen with a stun gun was arrested following an incident at the Wendy's restaurant in Fairlawn, police say.

It happened on Dec. 5 just before 1 p.m. in the drive-thru line at the Wendy's on Market Street.

According to the report from the Fairlawn Police Department, the 24-year-old victim called police about a misunderstanding with another customer. The victim said she backed out of a parking spot to get in line for the drive-thru in front of a stopped car, the police report said. The woman told officers she thought the other driver was letting her pull in front of him, but then he started honking his horn and yelling obscenities, according to the report.

The report said 65-year-old David Dress, of Wadsworth, got out of his car and pulled a stun gun from his pocket.

"He activated it and move towards (the victim) in a threatening manner," stated the report.

Dress admitted to police that he turned on the stun gun, but said "he had done so no closer to 15 feet from (the victim)." The victim apologized to Dress and rolled her car window up before calling 911. The police report said her 5-year-old daughter was in the backseat of the car.

Dress was arrested and charged with menacing, which is a fourth degree misdemeanor. He was issued a summons to appear in court. The stun gun was taken into evidence.

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