Story updated on Jan. 3 at 7:20 a.m. PT with information added from a CNN story about what preceded the altercation.
A female McDonald’s employee who fought back — hard — after she was attacked by a male customer is the focus of a video that has gone viral since it was posted Dec. 31. You can watch the video below.
According to CNN, “The Florida man had just received his order at a McDonald’s in St. Petersburg on Monday evening. He became upset when there weren’t any plastic straws out at the condiment station, witness Brenda Biandudi told CNN.
“He walked back to the counter and got in a heated argument with an employee about the straws, Biandudi said. Then, video shows him reaching over the counter and grabbing the employee.”
The male customer, identified by Yahoo News as Daniel Willis Taylor, was reportedly arrested following the incident.
The CNN story adds that a St. Petersburg city ordinance “went into effect on January 1 that requires customers to ask for straws. It’s a way for businesses to adjust before a ban on single-use plastic straws takes effect in January 2020.”
Here’s the clip …