A West Palm Beach man was arrested this week after being accused of wielding a gun at three women so he could cut in front of them in the drive-through line at a fast-food restaurant.
James Lee Cruz, 58, is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $7,500 bond. He is facing three counts of aggravated assault.
City police arrested Cruz after the three women called to report that a man in a silver Buick just couldn't wait in the drive-through line at the McDonald's on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard near Congress Avenue during the early morning hours of May 13.
The women told police the two cars were side-by-side around 1:35 a.m. when the driver, later identified as Cruz, pulled out a gun and pointed it at them, the arrest report said. They also said the man was yelling something at them, but they could not hear him.
In fear, the women backed up and allowed Cruz to pass them. That left the man's license-plate tag visible, which they wrote down and called in to 911 as they followed Cruz to his Presidents Way home.
All three women shared the same account to police. The report does not say if or when officers spoke to Cruz.