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Ex-DeKalb cop indicted for aggravated assault
Reportedly pulled gun on teens at fast food eatery

A Forsyth County grand jury has indicted a former DeKalb County Police Officer on two counts of aggravated assault for reportedly pointing a “deadly weapon” at two Lambert High School students this spring.

Scott Biumi, a 48-year-old Forsyth County resident, was arrested after the incident, which occurred about 10:30 p.m. April 9 in the drive-through line at McDonald’s on Old Atlanta Road.

According to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s report, Biumi was upset about how long the order from the truck in front of him was taking.

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

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

Sheriff’s investigators determined the suspect was a law enforcement officer based on the man’s actions as reported by witnesses and captured on the restaurant surveillance video.

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

Biumi was booked into the Forsyth County Detention Center on April 17 and posted bond of $22,000.

A former detective sergeant, the 26-year law enforcement veteran has since resigned from the DeKalb police force, according to a spokeswoman.

The indictment was issued this week. The case has been assigned to Forsyth County Superior Court Judge Philip Smith. An arraignment date has not been set.