Medford Man Arrested After Alleged Knife Attack at Burger King Drive-Thru
Daniel Rossetti got into an argument at the Burger King drive-thru and chased a man with his knife.
Daniel Rossetti of Medford was arrested Monday afternoon after he chased a man around the Burger King in Winchester with a knife, police said.
While waiting in line at the drive-thru at the Burger King along Main Street, a driver was repeatedly honking because there was a long line, according to witnesses.
Rossetti get out of his car and yelled, "Shut the [expletive] up." But the honking didn't stop. After it continued a few more times, Rossetti got out and yelled at the person again.
A Peabody resident, who was on his cell phone, got out of his car and walked up to Rossetti's car window. He asked Rossetti why he was telling an old lady to shut up and if he was going to ask him to do the same, according to police.
Rossetti got out of his car, and the man who confronted him thought they were going to fight, he told police. But instead, Rossetti pulled out a large black knife and chased the other man around the parking lot, police said.
The man stopped numerous times believing Rossetti had given up and returned to his car, but Rossetti continued to lunge at him, police said. The Peabody man eventually got back to his car. Several people witnesses the event, police said.
Video surveillance will be provided of the incident, but the Burger King manager informed police that those requests need to be approved by the corporate office.
Rossetti denied ever chasing the man around the building, police said. He told police he only had the knife out in defense. Rossetti also said that other people began to surround his car and he felt threatened.
He was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. His bail was set at $1,000.