VIRAL VIDEO: Men Beat Security Guard, Pepper Spray Him, Then He Pulls Gun

Two men brutally attacked a security guard outside a McDonald's restaurant in Chicago.

Chicago, IL – An armed security guard drew his weapon to fend off two men who attacked him outside a McDonald’s restaurant on Sunday (video below).

Cell phone footage of the altercation, which was recorded by someone inside the restaurant, has been viewed over a million times.

The violent struggle took place outside the McDonald’s restaurant on Chicago Avenue and North State Street, WBBM reported.

It is unclear what events precipitated the brawl, which was already underway when the bystander began recording.

The video showed two young men as they slammed the gray-haired security guard into a brick wall outside the restaurant.

One attacker ripped off the man’s hat, then struck him in the face as he tried to get away.

During the scuffle, a can of pepper spray fell to the ground, WBBM reported.

One of the attackers snatched it up, then pointed the canister at the cornered security guard, the video showed.

That’s when the armed man drew his weapon, and pointed it at the two assailants.

Although no one inside the restaurant seemed to be too concerned that the older man was being attacked, chaos broke out when they realized he was defending himself with a firearm.

“No! No!” a woman screamed, as the security guard drove the two men away from him with his gun aimed at them defiantly.

The suspects immediately gathered their belongings and fled the scene.

“You got to put yourself in his shoes. He’s defending himself. He feels threatened,” McDonald’s customer A.J. Jones told WBBM. “They could have killed that man.”

According to police, no one called 911 to report the altercation, and they have no record that it ever occurred.

The security company declined to comment on the incident, WBBM reported.

“We are disturbed by this situation,” McDonald’s franchise owner Nick Karavites told WMAQ in a statement. “We will continue to take appropriate measures to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for our customers.”

It was unclear whether or not the attack on the security guard was related to a mob of teenagers who wreaked havoc in the area over the weekend.

Victims reported having been shoved to the ground and punched, and businesses said the mobs stormed in, made messes, and tried to steal food.

Others ran into traffic, causing motorists to swerve to avoid hitting them, WGN reported.

Police arrested 21 people during the chaos, 20 of whom were juveniles, according to WMAQ.

“There were several hours where is was just mayhem down here,” Alderman Brian Hopkins told the news outlet.

You can watch footage of the altercation in the viral video below:

Comments (41)
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kc8iqw
kc8iqw

They are lucky he didn't fire.

JBo
JBo

“We will continue to take appropriate measures to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for our customers.”

It's Chicago...there are no safe and enjoyable experiences to be had unless it's the departure lounge at the airport.

antialien
antialien

These attackers are cowards picking on an old man!

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

The usual suspects.

tuffyman
tuffyman

I would have shot them.

Vigilent
Vigilent

Hate crime

Jeff1245
Jeff1245

That's what happens in a so-called sanctuary city.....No one cares about law and order....May have to start making believers out of them ....The hard way

blueskies
blueskies

sure, it's okay for whitey to get his ass beat, but try and defend yerself against a couple black thugs and ppl scream no no no.... so glad i don't live in that fuckn city

richard233
richard233

What amazes me was just how calm they were after they new it was "done". The man showed remarkable self control. No doubt if he had fired the video would have disapeared and the thugs declared little angels.

Righton17
Righton17

And then they are surprised when one of then gets his ass blown away. Well, guess what kiddies??????

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

Damned little worthless pieces of dog excrement!

Titus213
Titus213

So you saw him ebeing attacked and waited until it was over to go out?

olovelie
olovelie

That's why I could never be a cop/security officer; I would have shot them.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Did you ever notice how often its 2 or 3 or 4 blacks on 1 when they attack? Not only vile they are also cowards too.

Mrdan
Mrdan

Instead of taking video's get up off your dead ass n help him ,I would've walked up to the counter n got a nice hot cup of coffee n poured it right down the little punk's back

stooge819
stooge819

Those darn unidentified "teens" again.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

McDonalds says “We will continue to take appropriate measures to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for our customers.”

Such as what exactly McD? So in other words McDs you as a business are going to start refusing entrance and refusing service to these POS lowlifes right? Or keep them out in the drive through lane right?.....Since theses lowlifes continually show they cannot act civilized in public and repeatedly prove to others they have no manners, no respect for others , no maturity, no decency ,etc. then you are continually subjecting your other customers to be on the receiving end of their "regularly scheduled episodes of BS". You may need two security guards at some locations McD. just to keep the chimpanzees under control......either that or keep them out. That will make your customers have " a safe and enjoyable experience" . Are you listening McD?

Stanracer
Stanracer

This happened in Chicago...big surprize!

Caprice56
Caprice56

I am mighty afraid if you run into traffics I will not be able to swerve and miss you. Just saying!

Caddis
Caddis

No one called 911. Tells you a lot about the people of Chicago. Doing nothing makes you part of the problem. Hopeless situation when the inmates are running the asylum. Might as well get rid of the police and have report takers after the smoke clears and hire more coroners so the streets won't wreck of decaying bodies.

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Chicongo at its best! Only 33 people shot last weekend, and only 4 dead...Gun Control is working!!NOT!

Woobie46
Woobie46

Dear President Trump, Please drop a mini-nuke on Chicago asap! Thanks much

61mouse
61mouse

The city will be TWICE as bad once the gay black female mayor takes over in May . Stay the hell out of this city it's a 💩💩💩💩💩 hole

Louise S
Louise S

Should have killed them...saved the future victims of these violent thugs

Inyourrearviewmirror
Inyourrearviewmirror

There is a SERIOUS ERROR with the reporting of this story. I wear BI FOCALS and i can clearly tell the assailants are NOT MEN. They are wild Baboons and the should be captured caged and EXECUTED. If news reporters LACK the BALLS to call out Skin Color ,then they should choose a line of work more suitable to snowflakes.

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

And should have shot everyone that sat there glued to their chair or filming without stepping up - bunch of freaking cowards, every last one of you to just sit there and watch like this was some sort of entertainment show for your pleasure. Piss on every one of you.

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

That's something else I hate. A lot of these places give these Barney Fife's these security jobs and it's scary to see them carrying guns because you wonder who may take it away from them. Heck, there have been times I've been tempted just to show them that being lazy will get them killed the way they carry and don't pay attention by taking their guns away from them just to prove that point.

Sivaas_
Sivaas_

Grandmoi
Grandmoi

Amazing how able-bodied adults just stand there and say "wow" while they watch two punks attack a security guard..not a single one stepped up..... ..disgraceful...stroll with your phones guys...nobody will help you if you're the next victims of street thugs...

LylaJeanne
LylaJeanne

What's happened to the world that people whip out their cellphones instead of helping, not just authorities, but the truly helpless? I've seen footage of people violently beating their toddlers, people beating their animals (in one case a man was dragging his fallen dog behind his motorized wheelchair/golf cart), helpless people being bullied, beaten, raped in plan sight, and even school shootings that are video opportunities rather than the normal reaction of trying to stop the carnage. I feel like the world has moved on--and no one cares.