UPDATE: Two New York City brothers fought with Fort Lee police after throwing chairs across the counter at workers in the George Washington Bridge McDonalds when they couldn’t get free food, authorities said this afternoon.
Officers responding to the Lemoine Avenue fast-food restaurant on a disturbance report Monday night spotted Malick and Malcolm Mitchell trying to flee, Fort Lee Police Chief Keith Bendul said.
Malick Mitchell, 35, of Brooklyn (above, right), “began to resist when officers attempted to take him into custody,” Bendul said.
Malcom Mitchell, 37, of Manhattan (left), “fled on foot and was chased by plainclothes detectives,” he said.
As the officers were trying to take Malick Mitchell into custody, he “pushed one officer and then kicked another officer before being subdued,” the chief said.
Watching video and interviewing employees, officers and detectives determined that both began threatening the workers and throwing chairs when they were denied free food.
They “damaged cash registers, windows and the large Ronald McDonald figure inside of the establishment [while] continually threatening the work staff,” Bendul said.
Police charged the Mitchell brothers with robbery, resisting arrest, criminal mischief and related charges.
Malcolm Mitchell, who was also charged with terroristic threats and two counts of aggravated assault on police, was taken to Englewood Medical Center with minor injuries, Bendul said.
He was being held on $35,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail.
Malick Mitchell was being held on $50,000 bail.
A detective was treated for a minor leg injury and released, he said.
MUGSHOTS: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF
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