DRUG traffickers opened fire on a McDonald’s after they were refused 40 free burgers with fries and soft drinks.
Shocking footage shows terrified customers – including young children – jumping for cover behind the counter of the fast food restaurant.
One of the gunmen can be heard asking a manager for free food before his suspected accomplice repeats the request.
A gang then returns ten minutes later and open fire on the restaurant in Rio de Janeiro.
The windows of the McDonald’s were left riddled with bullet holes but miraculously no-one was injured.
Police say they have already identified one of the suspected shooters – the man wearing a white T-shirt and black baseball cap in the footage – as drug dealer Michael Faria de Souza, 23, from the shanty town of Morro do Adeus.
Two other men suspected of taking part in the attack are also facing charges.
Police chief Wellington Soares said: “The other two men were not recognised by witnesses but they are going to face the same charge of attempted murder as the the drugs trafficker who controls the sale of drugs in Morro do Adeus.”
Morro do Adeus is one of more than a dozen shanty towns or favelas that form the Alemao complex – a huge network of neighbourhoods clustered on rolling hills in northern Rio with a population thought to be between 60,000 and 120,000.