An older man with gray hair and glasses smiled before driving off with his order from the drive-thru window of McDonald’s outside Wind Gap.
But Patrick Anthony Brewer, 53, of Wind Gap was not a typical customer of the fast-food giant. According to court records:
- He went through the drive-thru naked from the waist down and exposed himself to three female employees, all juveniles.
- He is a paroled killer who did jail time in Florida for second-degree murder.
The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon, but police did not get involved until about 24 hours after it happened, the records say. Brewer was arraigned Thursday night and committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail.
A criminal complaint filed by township officer Scott Zabriskie says he was dispatched to the McDonald’s shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday for an indecent exposure incident. The McDonald’s is on the Route 512 retail strip that is mostly in Wind Gap, but the restaurant is just outside the borough line in Plainfield.
Zabriskie met with the restaurant manager, a male, and the three female employees. The females described the customer later identified as Brewer as older with gray hair and glasses. They said he pulled up to the first drive-thru window, where a female noticed he was naked from the waist down. She said he exposed himself.
The female notified the manager, but Brewer already had pulled up to the pick-up window, where the other two females saw he was partially naked. They said he exposed himself and “smiled.” Then he drove away with his order.
The females were able to write down his car’s license plate number -- “Brew7.” Zabriskie then processed the information on the silver 2000 Chevy two-door. It came back to 135 Lincoln Ave., Wind Gap. He also discovered through data bases that Brewer lives there.
Zabriskie’s next move was to print out a photo of Brewer using the JNET system. He went back to McDonald’s and viewed surveillance video. He found the man in the video and the JNET photo were both Patrick Brewer. And the three female employees, after looking at the video and the photo, agreed with him.
The officer then went to the Lincoln Street home and took Brewer into custody. The car’s owner -- the records do not say if that is Brewer or a woman listed as living at the home -- gave Zabriskie written consent to search the vehicle.
He found a receipt from McDonald’s on the front seat. The receipt was dated Aug. 29 at 4:28 p.m.
The records list two items under “prior record” -- 1982, murder in the second degree, 100-year sentence, and 1978, murder in the first degree. No further information is given on either case.
The records also contain a warrant dated Thursday from the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole. It says Brewer was paroled on Jan. 17, 2007 from Florida.
The records also say Brewer has worked full time for an area lawn care company for three-and-half years.
He was charged with indecent exposure, disorderly conduct and harassment. He was arraigned by on-duty District Judge Robert Hawke of Lehigh Township.