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Driver allegedly ran over woman in confrontation at Nanakuli McDonald's

Honolulu Advertisor
02-01-10
by Suzanne Roig

A Honolulu man was being held in a police cellblock after he allegedly ran over and killed a woman and injured a teenage girl at a McDonald's drive-through in Nanakuli early yesterday morning.

A 20-year-old Wai'anae woman was killed after she and a 15-year-old Makakilo girl confronted the Honolulu driver for honking his horn at them as they got their food at the 24-hour drive-through, police said.

A 45-year-old man who was with the woman and girl was not injured.

The driver of the other vehicle, Albert Birmingham, 36, was charged with first-degree attempted murder, murder in the second degree, attempted murder in the second degree, driving under the influence, driving without a license, driving with a revoked license, failure to have no-fault insurance and having an open container.

Birmingham has about a dozen prior traffic violations, including a 2008 charge for driving under the influence, according to court records.

The woman, girl and man were in the drive-through around 3 a.m. waiting for their food at the McDonald's on Farrington Highway near Lualualei Naval Road when the car behind them began honking, police said.

The group received their food, drove to the parking lot and went to confront the man who was still in the drive-through, police said.

The woman and girl were trying to pull the man who was with them away when Birmingham allegedly accelerated and struck the woman and girl, killing the woman. She remained unidentified last night.

Birmingham then allegedly fled the scene but was arrested in front of a home on Holopono Street.

Paramedics took the two females to The Queen's Medical Center, where the woman was pronounced dead. The teenager was treated and released, police said.

McDonald's closed the drive-through yesterday and will decide today when to reopen it, said Franklin Clay, a spokesman for McDonald's.

McDonald's is offering its workers grief counseling, Clay said.

Other businesses in the Nanakuli Shopping Center were closed when the woman was killed.

The center is patrolled by a private security firm 24 hours a day, according to workers at various adjacent businesses. And crimes such as vandalism, spray-painting and fights are common.

"But nothing like a homicide," said Ken Bersamin, manager of Checker Auto Parts. "I was kind of surprised."


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  • Wow now that is just fuc/ed up. If they are going to charge him with first degree attempted murder why not first degree murder as well? If he meant to do it than that is first degree. Even if he didn't that's second degree. No matter what his condition was at the time, he was basically firing a gun into crowd. A motor vehicle is a deadly weapon. Hard to see man slaughter here, it is not like he was fooling around and being reckless. That dude shit his life away. Man anger and pride. Tha More..

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  • he really wantes his big mac.....





    by the way FUCK MCDONALD, fake chemicals shit

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  • i was really hopeing that the person died of a heart attack at the drive through window. now that would be ironic.

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  • drive through rage

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  • Hold the pickles hold the lettuce. You deserve a break today. Or should it be BRAKE!

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  • Big Mac rage.

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    • We don't know that for a fact... So don't go jumping to conclusions.

      Personally, I think it was Happy Meal withdrawal symptoms that made him go all nutcase. I know I get the shakes after a day or so without.

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  • Just goes to show, fast food will kill ya one way or another...

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  • That would have been a good moment for the largest horn in the world in the trunk of her car to honk back at that guy but then it was 3am. She should have only called the police while in line as long as he was not honking to avoid an accident. The police have been looking for some asshole honking his horn randomly at 2-3am, you know?
    I once lived in a condo and this jerk honked his horn every 3-6 nights/mornings so it would be random. I had a bowling ball but never was able to wait up to five n More..

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  • It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, McDonalds world.

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  • He wont get anymore big mac.....

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  • Three fat hippos got out of the car to attack some poor guy in a drive-through for merely tooting his horn, he accelerated and struck one of the hippos and now he's in trouble!

    What is wrong with these people?

    This guy was innocently sitting in his car when the whole damned herd came after him for just honking his horn. Too bad he didn't get them all.

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  • Those two women just should have stayed in their car and ignored the horn blower but NO these two tita's had to act tuff and go confront the guy. Good for them..should have minded their own business to start with. Next time you know the guy you fuk with may be a maniac. hahaha

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