Upper Gwynedd Township Police have arrested a Lansdale man for allegedly brandishing a firearm in the drive-thru of Wendy's at South Broad Street and White's Road.
Daniel J. Costello, 22, of West Mount Vernon Street, was charged Sunday with felony carrying a firearm without a license, misdemeanor terroristic threats that caused a serious public inconvenience and disorderly conduct, according to court records.
Costello was arraigned before District Judge Deborah Lukens, who set bail at $5,000 cash, according to court records. Costello was remanded to Montgomery County prison in lieu of bail.
A preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. before District Judge Robert Sobeck in Blue Bell.
Police said Costello allegedly displayed a firearm to employees while in the drive-through at 12:21 a.m. Sunday.
The employees called police after Costello placed an order at the drive-through and then allegedly handled the firearm while stopped at the pick-up window, police said. The incident was witnessed by two employees, police said.
Costello left prior to police arrival in a red sports car, police said. After a brief investigation, officers were able to locate Costello's vehicle parked in front of his home, police said.
An officer approached on foot and saw a man matching Costello's description walking into the residence, police said.
Police found a large-frame semi-automatic handgun and a Wendy's food bag with a receipt matching the time of the incident in the home, police said.
Costello is scheduled for formal arraignment in Bucks County Court of Common Pleas in March on a misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia from an October 2012 incident in Hilltown Townhip, according to court records.