The Hush Post| 15:29 pm| one-minute-read
A video had gone viral of a McDonald’s employee fighting back after a customer grabbed her shirt for not getting a straw.
A customer tried to pull her by the scruff. The video, posted on Facebook, shows the woman immediately punching the man several times after he attacked her following an altercation over a straw. The man was eventually arrested by the cops.
The nearly one-minute-long video opens to show the man, later identified as 40-year-old Daniel Taylor arguing with the employee standing behind the counter.
Brenda Biandudi, who recorded the incident on her phone, told CNN that Taylor was so upset over not finding straws at the condiment station that he got physical with the employee.
“She told him that it’s the law now that they’re not supposed to have the straws in the lobby,” Biandudi told speaking to The Washington Post. “He said there’s no such law.”
According to a new law, effective January 1, 2019 in St Petersburg, plastic straws can only be given to customers upon request.
A complete ban on single-use plastic straws takes effect in January 2020.
When the argument between the two heated up, Biandudi pulled out her phone to record the scene.
“I looked at my camera and I thought I may need to record this since there were so few people in the store. As soon as he approached her, I hit record. He reached across and tried to grab her and hit her,” she said.
However, the woman, identified as Yasmine James, turned the tables on the man and fought back, punching him several times.