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Ex-cop pleads guilty to assault at drive-through

Pulled gun on teens in line at McDonald’s

POSTED: December 22, 2013 12:29 a.m.


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A former DeKalb County police officer was sentenced to 10 years on probation for pointing a gun at teenagers in the drive-through line at a south Forsyth McDonald’s.

Scott Biumi, 48, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault stemming from the April 9 incident at the fast-food eatery on Old Atlanta Road.

The negotiated plea, entered this week, includes special conditions of probation that Biumi must “take all medications as directed” and prohibits him from ever possessing a firearm or working in law enforcement.

Biumi, who lives in Forsyth County, must also complete 120 hours of community service within the first year of probation.

His attorney, Lawrence Delan, did not immediately return a request seeking comment.

The Forsyth County Sheriff's report of the incident states Biumi was upset about the length of time the order from the truck in front of him was taking while waiting in line about 10:30 p.m.

He reportedly drove his black Chevrolet Impala in front of the truck, got out and, after exchanging words, walked to the driver's window of the truck.

He then pointed a handgun at the teenager's head and yelled, "You don't know who you are [messing] with," according to the report.

Biumi then withdrew his gun, got back in his Impala and drove away without receiving his order of two hamburgers and a small fries.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Biumi on April 17 after investigators determined the suspect was a law enforcement officer based on the man's actions as reported by witnesses and captured on the restaurant’s surveillance video.

The teens in the truck also reported a tag number on the Impala, which matched a police-issued vehicle.

Biumi resigned from his post in DeKalb County on April 19 “in lieu of termination,” according to a spokeswoman.

He last worked as a detective sergeant and had 26 years of law enforcement experience.

Biumi was indicted on two counts of assault in July for pointing the weapon at the teens, both Lambert High School students at the time.


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