“I would never see my family again,” Teen shares powerful testimony that helped convict woman of shooting at Oklahoma McDonald’s over COVID-19 dining room policy

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – An Oklahoma City woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for shooting up a metro McDonald’s after employees told her the dining room was closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

You may remember this story at the start of the pandemic. Last May, 32-year-old Gloricia Woody got into an argument with employees at the Southwest 89th and Penn location. It was all over the restaurant’s new COVID-19 policies.

Woody wanted to come inside to eat, but after being told the dining room was closed, she came back with a gun.

“I think the best way to put it that day. I understood what strangers are truly capable of,” said Aidan Shatswell. 

Surveillance footage caught Woody firing off several rounds at a group of teens inside.

Shatswell said he didn’t know he had a bullet lodged in his neck until an hour later.

It was his powerful testimony in a Cleveland County courtroom last week that helped put Woody behind bars.

“If was this like millimeters in either direction, I would never see my family again,” said Shatswell. “I could’ve died that day, but I didn’t, which makes me want to do something with my life even more.”

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In court, Woody begged the judge for leniency.

She stated, “I think about the victims all the time, and I mean, I think about that day. If I would’ve just stayed home, I would not even be here, but I can’t take it back.”

Woody’s attorney argued she has never had a traffic violation. 

However, Judge Thad Balkman gave her a 15-year prison sentence for the crime. 

Her prison sentence will be followed by 10 years of probation.

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