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Woman guilty for firing gun at McDonald's after they forgot bacon on her burger

Shooting: Torres fired the gun at the McDonald's drive-through window
Shooting: Torres fired the gun at the McDonald's drive-through window

A jury has found a woman accused of firing a number of shots at a McDonald's guilty in just under an hour.

Shaneka Monique Torres (30) faces up to seven years in prison for charges related to a shooting incident in Grand Rapids in Michigan.

The 30-year-old faces at least two years in prison for felony use of a firearm, followed by a maximum of five years for shooting at an occupied building and illegally carrying a concealed weapon, court reports show.

A jury reached the verdict on Wednesday after a two-day trial in Kent County Circuit Court. 

The incident occurred on February 10, 2014 at a McDonald's in the city when Torres returned to redeem a free cheeseburger offer from a manager. Torres had earlier been promised a free burger after employees forgot to add cheese to her burger. 

When Torres and a friend returned later that night they received the same order - double cheese burgers without cheese. 

Understandably upset, Torres pulled out a handgun and fired at an employee behind the drive-through glass. The court heard that worker Essence Lake was walking away to get another burger when a bullet shattered the window. 

The accused was arrested approximately 30 minutes later at her home, which was located around a mile from the fast-food restaurant. 

She told officers she was getting money out of her bag and her phone out of her purse when the gun - a 9mm Glock semi-automatic - "went off." Torres explained that her gun had no safety and that while she legally owned the gun, she had no permit to carry a concealed weapon, MLive reports. 

She was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, discharging a firearm into a building and felony use of a firearm, the latter of which carries a mandatory two-year term.

She is scheduled to appear in court on April 21 for sentencing.