A video submitted anonymously from LuberLateNights YouTube channel show a Sheriff’s Deputy being arrested for driving drunk after he pulled a firearm on a Jack in the Box night manager. According to the YouTube description, an employee was in the middle of a mental break and decided he no longer wanted to continue working. This angered Hero Deputy Benjamin Lee, who was trying to quench a violent case of the drunk munchies, prompting him to pull a firearm out at the window and demand his order.
The Video was recorded by an Uber driver. The Uber driver was at a Jack-n-Box with passengers around 2:10 am on 1/10/16 and was 11th in the drive thru line to place an order. After 10 minutes of not moving in line, the manager of JNB came out to tell each car individually that the cook was having a mental breakdown of some sort and did not want to cook anymore. Lee was second in line at the drive-thru.
After the Uber driver was told by the manager about the situation, the Uber driver drove away. Later, after getting food at another JNB down the street, the driver passed by the original JNB on 911 El Camino Real in Santa Clara. At that point, the Uber driver noticed the Audi, (Lee’s vehicle) was surrounded by officers and recorded the video. At the time, the driver did not know Deputy Lee was the one being arrested for brandishing his firearm and driving drunk. Lee was allegedly upset the cook was having a mental breakdown and demanded his food. After the cook refused, Lee pulled his gun on the cook and manager. Lee was arrested by Santa Clara police around 2:40 am for brandishing his weapon & “allegedly” driving drunk. In the video, you can see that indeed, Lee was intoxicated.
Employees quickly called police and multiple officers arrived and instigated an armed stand off in the drive-thru. During the standoff, Deputy Lee can be heard saying “I’m drunk, I don’t know what you want” and can be seen walking toward the other Heroes with his hands raised.
Lee has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into his actions to determine whether any charges will be filed.
Santa Clara Sheriff’s
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