Whoa: Man Arrested After Punching Fast-Food Workers For Getting His Order Wrong [Video]
There has been a massive influx of random tantrums of violence. Particularly against fast-food workers where the average worker is still attending high school. No one knows what's causing these fits of rage, but I have a few ideas...
According to Fox, an angry customer in Utah allegedly assaulted multiple McDonald’s workers last month after claiming they screwed up his fast-food order. Authorities later arrested the man, who faces charges of burglary and two counts of assault.
The incident took place on Nov. 7 at a McDonald’s inside a Walmart in Layton, Utah, KUTV reported. After leaving with his food, Victor Jimmy Castro allegedly returned to the restaurant and forced his way behind the counter.
According to the arrest affidavit, which was released by The Smoking Gun, Castro punched the employee working behind the register in the face. He then went back into the kitchen and punched another worker in the face, per the affidavit.
“You got my order wrong," Castro said during the attack, according to witnesses.
Authorities used surveillance footage of the incident to identify Castro and recently took him into custody.
The reason this is a highlighted issue is recently we have seen an influx of violence against fast-food workers for wrong orders. A Georgia woman was charged for shooting up a KFC drive-thru in Kentucky for not getting a napkin and fork.
In November, a group of McDonald’s workers in Chicago filed a lawsuit against the company, claiming that their employer has failed to protect them from a pattern of violence. The 17 employees work at 13 different McDonald’s restaurants across the city.
The workers said Chicago police respond to more than twenty 911 calls to the city’s McDonald’s locations on a daily basis, The Associated Press reported. They also cited various instances of violence, which included physical assault and sexual harassment.
Who hasn't had McDonald's get their order wrong? The fact is that fast-food restaurants don't require employees to be college grads. That's why they're not making $15 an hour. It's understandable that locations with teenage managers and high turn-arounds will occasionally screw things up but getting violent over it is just a terrible response.
We have to be a little tougher than this as a society. Maybe these are just a bunch of violent liberals not getting their way.