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Video of Wild Confrontation in McDonald’s Goes Viral, Leads to Arrest. Attack Reportedly Over a Straw

Jan 2, 2019  •  Post A Comment

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 …


  1. Her co-workers should have helped her out. It probably is McDonald’s policy to not get into physical altercations with customers, and she handled herself quite well, but he should have been detained until the police arrived.

  2. It’s a shame all those men or should I say young man was standing there watching her fight for her life. Somebody please tell me why one guy grabbed her and then the manager turn around and gave tht FOOL a straw when he should have threw the man out of the store

  3. Who knows this woman’s name?

  4. Do plastic straws have more plastic than the plastic cups? Now every morning my Starbucks is spilling on my way to work.

  5. Sad yet realistic we’re living in critical times a world full of angry people and loose self control .
    My Donald’s need to put up windows to protect employees like KFC in Harlem .
    Violence is worsening so must protect employers .

  6. He should have kept is hand to hime self.

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