I'm in support of Open Carry as part of our constitutional right to keep and bear arms but as a daily means of carrying a firearm I preferred to do so concealed. I think there is one man in Phoenix that will be carrying concealed from now on. While standing in line at a local McDonalds, a man who was open carrying his handgun was approached from behind by the suspect who proceeded to draw the firearm and flee out of the restaurant.
Filing that police report had to make the day worse for that gun owner. Carrying openly can make you a target for a variety of different crimes so mind your surroundings and don't become complacent. Also as a general piece of advice I would avoid McDonalds…
Silent Witness is looking to the public for help identifying a man who stole a gun from a man in line at a Phoenix McDonalds, officials said.
On April 7, at Southern and Central Avenues the suspect approached a man ordering from behind before taking the pistol from the man's back pocket and running from the restaurant, according to Silent Witness spokesman Sgt. Jamie Rothschild.
The victim then chased the suspect in an attempt to retrieve his stolen gun but the thief turned around and pointed the pistol at the victim before fleeing, according to Rothschild.
The suspect is described as a black male between 18 and 25 years of age, 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing approximately 160 pounds. (Source)