Charges dismissed for couple who drew guns in viral encounter outside Chipotle in Oakland County

Video shows woman point gun at family amid altercation

ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Charges were dismissed for a couple that drew guns in a viral encounter outside an Oakland County Chipotle in 2020.

The incident occurred July 1, 2020, outside a Chipotle restaurant on Baldwin Road in Orion Township. Jillian and Eric Wuestenberg both faced felonious assault charges.

The couple got into an altercation with a Black family when Jillian Wuestenberg was recorded pointing a gun at the family. The Wuestenbergs say it happened after the family threatened them.

On Monday, March 13, the court dismissed the charges due to witnesses failing to appear for the hearing. Charges can still be re-issued if the individuals decide to come forward, officials said.

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