Dacula Man Admits Grabbing Teen by Neck During Dispute at McDonald’s

Man also said he told teen he would “break his finger and shove it up his a**.”

A Dacula man was charged with simple battery after a disagreement over the use of a designated parking space turned violent.

Police were called to the Hamilton Mill Road McDonald’s on the morning of Oct. 7 regarding a customer dispute. The officer met first with Lee Cramer, 52, of 954 Fairview Club Circle in Dacula.

Cramer told the officer that he and his wife noticed two young males exit a vehicle that was parked in a spot designated for drive-thru customers only. Cramer explained that he and his wife had been looking for a spot and had passed by that spot since “McDonald’s wants patrons that are going inside to order to park in another stall.”

Once inside, Cramer’s wife reportedly asked the two males if they had failed to notice the sign.

“Cramer said [the juvenile] was very disrespectful so he told him he would ‘break his finger and shove it up his a**,” the officer wrote in the report.

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Cramer and the 16-year-old juvenile continued to argue. Cramer admitted telling the juvenile that he should hit him for being so disrespectful. The juvenile reportedly leaned forward displaying his cheek as an open invitation for Cramer to punch him. The juvenile also allegedly told Cramer to hit him.

“Cramer said that when [the juvenile] leaned forward showing the side of his face, he grabbed him by the neck,” the officer wrote. “Cramer said once he grabbed [the juvenile] he thought that [the juvenile] was not worth it and let him go.”

According to Cramer, the situation “began to deescalate” until the juvenile made an obscene gesture with his middle finger as Cramer left the restaurant. Cramer then walked back inside and asked the juvenile if he was that disrespectful to his father.

A manager intervened and Cramer once again exited the building.

When interviewed by police, the juvenile said Cramer and his wife were calling him names. The juvenile said he was trying to stop any contact with Cramer when Cramer physically assaulted him. The juvenile said when Cramer threatened to hit him, he told him to go ahead and he would call police. At that point, Cramer allegedly grabbed him by the neck and shook him.

A cashier and manager both said they saw Cramer grab the juvenile by the neck and both said the teen did not make any physically threatening moves.

Cramer was booked into the Gwinnett County Jail on a charge of simple battery. He was released later that day on a $1,300 bond.

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Kristi Reed October 12, 2012 at 12:28 AM
LOL! I have been called a lot of things, but never a Democrat!
Try Reading October 12, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Threats were made because simple law abiding citizens who believe in following the rules are fed up with a system that caters to the miscreants who blatantly disregard them. He knew that he could get away with it because law enforcement is forced to abandon common sense and side with the idiots.
Dawn Graeser October 14, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Kristi, I am as floored as you at these posts. Please folks, do not go to the elementary school during the week. First of all, most of you are condoning bad decisions...elementary school children make enough of those on their own and don't need your influence. Second, I see so many parents park in the fire lane (for more than a quick run in and out) at the elementary school and it is annoying. There is a perfectly fine parking lot and the lane is clearly marked for fire. BUT, I simply walk in and tend to my business...thankfully, no telling off anyone, putting my hands on anyone or corking anyone whatsoever. How ridiculous to think such a disrespectful adult taught anyone a lesson!
Santa John Dreggors October 15, 2012 at 01:25 AM
I can hardly believe what I'm reading. Dumb Teenagers can be disrespectful and turn out great. I can't think of any scenario where being shaken by an adult jackass is going help that happen. Elders teach a younger generation by showing respect, tolerance and most of all restraint. Pick your fights this one wasn't worth having.
Tammy Osier December 15, 2012 at 02:07 PM
For real, Kristi - lol. I know I wouldn't be mistaken for a democrat. lolol


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