Police in California are searching for a woman accused pushing, punching and choking a McDonald’s employee after she didn't get enough ketchup with her drive-thru order.
The suspect ordered some grub through the Santa Ana drive-thru but apparently decided that she wasn’t given enough ketchup, and she allegedly became McMad. She then allegedly entered a back door to the restaurant, used by employees only, so she could ask for the condiment, Santa Ana police said.
“When the store manager said she could not be in the building, the suspect became combative,” police said. “The suspect pushed, punched, and choked the victim.”
Surveillance footage of the Oct. 27 incident, released by police, shows the suspect and two employees in a scuffle. It appears that one is scrambling to try to break up the violence between the suspect and the manager, all happening not far from the drive-thru window. A customer is sitting in their car just outside the window, likely awaiting their order.
An unidentified also entered the fast food chain and broke up the violence.
“We're actually grateful for the service he provided; he stopped the assault," Cpl. Anthony Bertagna told KTLA-TV. “She's the one that committed the crime. There's no reason to physically assault someone because you didn't get enough ketchup.”
Bertagna hopes he will come forward with the woman’s identity. She is believed to be about 20 to 25 years old and has brown hair.
Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is urged to please contact PIS L. Delisle at (714)245-8647 or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS.
[Stills: Santa Ana Police Department]
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