Wichita, KS – A 45-year-old woman and her brother got more than they bargained for when they were shot at by a fellow customer at a McDonald’s drive-through.
Deborah Bennington and her brother were in the drive-through line waiting to pick up her hot chocolate and a breakfast sandwich before going to work when a black Chevy Blazer with tinted windows wedged in between her and the vehicle in front of her. The man and woman inside the Blazer had received the wrong order and decided not to get into the back of the line.
Not wanting the Blazer to delay her rumble-guts, Bennington lurched forward in an attempt to keep the Blazer from getting in front of her, accidentally tapping it in the process. The Blazer’s female driver got out of her vehicle and she and Bennington engaged in a bit of name calling.
The woman got back into the Blazer and exchanged a bag of food at the drive-through window while Bennington memorized the Blazer’s license plate number. But once the Blazer’s occupants had received their correct order, they did not pull away.…Continue Reading
Orlando, FL – A man in Orlando is facing murder charges after police say he stabbed a wheelchair-bound man to death while trying to rob them inside a McDonald’s.
Authorities say that on Christmas evening, 38-year-old Jerry Tyson walked into the McDonald’s and tried taking money out of the victim’s hand as they were paying for their food.
When the victim refused to let go of his cash, Tyson stabbed them multiple times with a butcher knife. He then ran from the store where another customer tried to hit Tyson with their car.
The attempt was unsuccessful and Tyson fled into some nearby woods. Police would later locate Tyson hiding behind a tree after bringing in a K-9 unit that would also bite Tyson in the leg. He was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, robbery and resisting an officer with violence.
The unidentified victim was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he died. Employees at the McDonald’s said both Tyson and the victim had come into the McDonald’s before and were known to the employees.
If a man in a wheelchair buying Christmas dinner in a Florida McDonald’s wasn’t depressing enough, get this: Tyson had only been out of prison for six days.…Continue Reading
Phoenix, AZ – An Arizona mother of five has been charged with child abuse after she took her 6-year-old daughter to a McDonald’s for ice cream, and then abandoned her there.
Police say 23-year-old Lucy Parra took her daughter, Everlyn, to a Mcdonald’s Wednesday evening so the girl could go in and purchase an ice cream. When the girl returned to the parking lot, she could not find her mother and her mother’s car was nowhere to be found.
McDonald’s employees say the girl was visibly upset over having been abandoned and that they ended up calling police after 15 minutes of searching for Parra. While waiting for police, McDonald’s employees said they fed the girl in the office and tried comforting her. “She was really hungry. She said she had not ate all day since school lunch,” the employee said.
Officers were still on the scene when Parra came back to the restaurant 40 minutes later. Employees say she appeared intoxicated, claiming she never left the parking lot. The employee says that’s bullshit, as there were only four cars in the lot when they were out looking for her.…Continue Reading
Greenwich Village, NY — Last October we reported on the McDonald’s employee caught on camera as he used a metal bar to beat the crap out of two women who had jumped the counter and tried to attack him. That same McDonald’s is back in the news today after a customer got into an argument with a gay couple, then used a razor to slash one of them in the face and neck.
The attack happened on Wednesday after 24-year-old Jamar McLeod and his transgender girlfriend, Jalisa “JoJo” Griffen, stopped in the McDonald’s so Griffen could use the bathroom. The couple were holding hands and talking about their freinds being attacked for being gay when a man waiting on a cheeseburger confronted them.
He began making anti-gay statements and threatened to beat up Griffen after she went to use the ladies restroom instead of the men’s. McLeod stood up for his girlfriend and told the man that he wasn’t laying a hand on Griffen and that he would have to fight him instead.…Continue Reading
GREENVILLE, SC — Police have arrested a 19-year-old McDonald’s employee, accusing him of spitting in two sweet teas before serving them to a customer.
According to Greenville County deputies, a woman claimed to have gone through the McDonald’s drive-thru and ordered two sweet teas for herself and her daughter and realized they were unsweetened.
She exchanged the teas for two sweet teas but realized once again that they were unsweetened. She decided not to return them a second time and chose to sweeten them when she got home.
When she removed the lids, she saw “a large deposit of phlegm floating at the top of both drinks.”
She called police who were able to view surveillance video from within the restaurant that showed McDonald’s employee, Marvin Washington Jr., leaning his face down to the cups before filling them with tea.
he was subsequently charged with unlawful/malicious tampering with food and later released from jail on $5,000 bond.
The owner of the Simpsonville fast-food restaurant, John Kennedy, cautions anyone from reaching a conclusion about the safety and well-being of his customers without the facts.…Continue Reading
Hope Mills, NC - Sheriff’s deputies were called to a North Carolina McDonald’s restaurant in response to a report of a customer blocking the drive-up window. Deputies say that they arrived to find Evangeline Marrero Lucca, 37, blocking the window while engaged in a stand-off with employees.
According to employees, the incident began with Lucca pulling up to the drive-up window without first ordering from the order screen and after bypassing the payment window. According to Debbie Tanna, a Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman, Lucca instead attempted to order her food directly at the pick-up window.
“She did not want to wait in line,” Tanna said. “They told her she had to go around and wait like everybody else did and place her order that way, that they weren’t set up at that window to take her order or take her money. … She wasn’t having any of that.”
“The woman refused to move her vehicle and became confrontational with the employees,” Tanna added.
Witness/Customer Anthony Rich said the employee at the payment window told him the woman frequently comes to the restaurant and cuts in line.…Continue Reading
Lakeland, FL – A sixth-grade geography teacher at Lakeland Highlands Middle School has been charged with battery after she threw her food through the driv-thru window of a Florida McDonald’s.
According to the arrest report, 39-year-old Simone Paolercio was upset with her $20 McDonald’s order Saturday morning. She wasn’t happy with two of the hash browns she had received and was demanding a refund.
When the manager refused to refund Paolercio her money, video captures Paolercio as she hurls a bag of food back through the window, hitting an employee in the face and chest. She then proceeds to place a seemingly never-ending supply of McDonald’s breakfast items on the window sill, which fall to the floor.
She takes off before police arrive, but they eventually catch up to Paolercio at her home where she would first deny ever throwing any food at the McDonald’s worker. But unlike the manager, she couldn’t argue with the surveillance footage and was arrested on a charge of battery. She has since been released and is awaiting a trial date.…Continue Reading
Corydon, IN - An Indiana photographer, well known for snapping pics at school sporting events and selling prints to parents, has been arrested on child pornography charges.
Stephen J. Brockman, (a rough) 48-years-old and pictured here with a second mouth where his chin should be, was possibly so wiped from inhaling fat and cheese that he decided to take a snooze at McDonald’s on November 14th. Imagine for a second being overweight and out of shape enough that eating gets you winded. It’s harder than this guy’s arteries. I managed to imagine it and I got diabetes.
Before going night-night sitting upright, Brockman should have closed his laptop computer, but he didn’t. Instead, he left it open for a passing pedestrian policeman to peep. As he walked behind Brockman, the officer noticed the images displayed on the computer looked an awful lot like naked children. A subsequent investigation of the seized computer revealed this to be true. Investigators do not believe Brockman took any of the illegal photos himself.
Another point of interest is that
Brockman was a substitute teacher for a short period of time and that he was let go after some bad evaluations.…
Greenwich Village, NY — Back in October, Jaded posted a story about Rayon McIntosh, the 31-year-old McDonald’s cashier caught on video beating two female customers after they jumped the counter and attacked him. Yesterday, a grand jury dismissed all charges against him.
The incident happened one morning when Rachel Edwards and Denise Darbeau, both 24, tried to pay for their food with a $50 bill. The pair became irate when McIntosh told the women he needed to scan their bill for authenticity before he could give them their food. During the argument that followed, Darbeau leans over the counter and slaps McIntosh across the face.
The two women then make their way behind the counter to continue their confrontation with McIntosh, but he introduces the women to his little friend — a metal rod. McIntosh starts swinging for the fences and both women go down faster than your teen daughter on her date to the prom. By time it’s over both women are writhing on the greasy floor, one with a fractured skull, wondering what year it is.…Continue Reading
FAIRFIELD, CA - In an effort to make Jason Adam’s day go a bit better, I’m skipping the story about the man jacking off to child porn in a public library and posting one that belongs in the “no good deed goes unpunished” department.
A man was killed in a McDonald’s parking lot yesterday morning while trying to help a man jump start a dead battery.
Yesterday, 70-year-old Rudy Gonzales was trying to do the right thing by helping a homeless man whose RV had died in the fast-food restaurant’s parking lot. But for reasons that have not been explained, the RV lurched forward and hit Gonzales, killing him.
Then, in a real dick move, the driver of the RV drove away leaving the poor guy laying in the parking lot. Police would locate the RV a short while later and arrest the driver, 52-year-old Michael Wilbert, on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and felony hit and run.
Police have not determined if this was an intentional act on Wilbert’s part or simply a terrible response to an accident, but they did say alcohol was not a factor.…Continue Reading
Cedar Falls, IA – Whitley Teslow, 21, turned himself into police and apologized for his late night food run. This after local news broadcast surveillance video showed Teslow breaking in through to a McDonalds around 2AM on Sunday.
Surveillance cameras at the restaurant show Teslow breaking in through the drive-thru window and cooking himself a hamburger and fries. He was in the building for a total of about half an hour.
Teslow says he only remembers parts of the event and “was not in his right mind.” He said he is not sure how he got to the McDonald’s, but is sure that he did not drive there. Teslow apologized in a recent interview and said he is willing to pay for any damages. Interestingly, it was reported that Teslow has never worked in a McDonalds – or any restaurant, for that matter.
Teslow is concerned about how this incident may impact his future career plans.
“It’s not who I am to do something like that. I’ve never been in trouble with the law before.…Continue Reading
Cincinnati, OH — Police have arrested a 13-year-old boy, charging him with the rape of a 5-year-old girl in a McDonald’s Playland.
The little girl was visiting the McDonald’s with her grandmother on October 29th when the alleged sexual assault happened inside the restaurant’s playground area. The girl told police the teen climbed inside some play equipment she was in where he then penetrated her vagina with his finger and forced her to put her finger in his ass.
After her grandmother realized something was wrong and the girl relayed what had happened, the teen had already left the area. After investigating the complaint, police released a photo of the teen they retrieved from the McDonald’s surveillance camera on Wednesday.
The following day the teen arrived at the police department with his parents. After being interviewed, he was taken into custody, charged with one count of rape. No word on if he will be charged as an adult, but he is currently in a juvenile detention center.…Continue Reading
Greenwich Village, NY — We’ve seen our fair share of McDonald’s beat-downs here at the Dreamin’ Demon, but this one has a bit of a twist to it. In this particular case, a male employee is accused of assaulting two female customers with some sort of metal rod after they verbally and physically assaulted him.
It all started at about 12:30 Thursday morning. The two women were fixin’ to pay for their order with a $50 bill. The male employee in question, 31-year-old Rayon McIntosh, told the women he needed to scan their bill for authenticity before giving them their food. This apparently displeased them. The women, identified as Denise Darbeau and Rachel Edwards, both 24, can be heard swearing at McIntosh, saying, “Do something about it, pussy.” And as is evident in the attached video, Darbeau leans over the counter and slaps McIntosh across the face. McIntosh then retreats into the back of the restaurant.
At that point, Darbeau vaults over the counter while her buddy walks around the side to confront McIntosh.…Continue Reading
Pooler, GA - A woman found unconscious in a McDonald’s bathroom last Wednesday died shortly thereafter from asphyxiation due to carbon dioxide leaking through the walls from a faulty gas line leading to a soda fountain.
Firefighters were called when two women were found in the restroom completely out. Initial investigations pointed to
Knoxxxious noxious fumes released by cleaning chemicals, however that was ruled out after the autopsy of 80 year-old Anne Felton from Ponte Vedra, Florida showed death by suffocation. Imagine drowning on dry land…
Carbon dioxide (not to be confused with the super-deadly carbon monoxide) is generally harmless. We produce it as a product of oxygen consumption, and it is then used by plants who produce oxygen. This is called ‘The Circle of Life’ and has nothing to do with this story other than to tell you that carbon dioxide usually doesn’t kill people and to reference The Lion King.
Carbon dioxide is so harmless we use it to make bubbles in our soda, which is exactly what the carbon dioxide in this McDonald’s would’ve been doing if it weren’t for a leaky line.…Continue Reading
TOWSON, Md. – Teonna Brown, the 19-year-old woman who was captured on video beating a transgendered woman silly inside a Maryland McDonald’s, has plead guilty to first-degree assault and to a hate crime.
For those of you who were unaware of this story, Chrissy Polis, a 22-year-old transgendered woman, was inside a McDonald’s when she was attacked by Brown and Brown’s 14-year-old friend.
While restaurant employees stood around and watched, one even filming the entire event, Polis had the crap beat out of her as she was punched, kicked and dragged through the store by her hair.
The only person who tried to help Polis was Vicki Thoms, who was in the restaurant. She was punched by one of the girls for her efforts.
Thinking the entire event was hilarious, the employee filming while providing giddy commentary, posted his video online and within no time the video went viral.
If she gets the maximum sentence on both charges, Brown (who you can see here) could be looking at 35 years behind bars.…Continue Reading
ATLANTA, GA - A McDonald’s manager has been fired after punching a customer who came into the store with her two autistic children and a service dog.
Jennifer Schwenker was in the store with her twins and the dog when she was approached by Tiffany Denise Allen, an off-duty manager, who told her she could not have the dog in the restaurant.
Schwenker explained to Allen that Barkley (heh) was a service dog and was allowed in public places by federal law. She even offered to show Allen her permit for the dog. But as surveillance footage shows, Allen wasn’t interested and followed Schwenker around the store berating her.
When Schwenker begins leaving the store, she drops her drink on the floor and splashes Allen. You cannot see if the drop was on purpose or not, but either way, Allen gets PISSED. I think I see her yelling “Tiffany Angry! Tiffany Smash!” as her co-workers try to hold her back. Allen breaks free and charges after Schwenker where, off camera in the parking lot, she punches Schwenker in the face.…Continue Reading
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Dillon Pearce isn’t making too many friend at the moment after he was charged with intentionally running over some ducklings in a McDonald’s parking lot with his Hummer.
Police said the 19-year-old was waiting to pick up his food from the drive-through window when one of the passengers in his Hummer got out and tried to pick up a duckling that was walking in the parking lot with its mother.
Employees a the McDonald’s say that they ducks nest at the restaurant every year and are welcome visitors. I bet they wouldn’t say that if they had the geese that nest in our parking lot at work every year. Damn things are nasty creatures.
Anyway, the employees told the idiot to stop trying to pickup the duckling so Pearce left and parked in an adjacent lot. He then drove back into the McDonald’s parking lot and ran over the mother duck and her ducklings, killing four of them. Employees called police and Pearce was arrested at a nearby gas station.…Continue Reading
Early Sunday morning, Raymond Mitchell, 34, is said to have stopped at a south London McDonald’s to buy a hot chocolate. While waiting in line, a fight reportedly broke out between two other men who were also in the line. Witnesses say Mitchell intervened to stop the fight. His intervention was not well received.
According to witness accounts, one of the men announced loudly, “You are gonna die tonight, you are not gonna see the morning.” That man is then said to have phoned someone asking him to bring a gun by yelling, “Bring me that thing.”
Mitchell was chased from the McDonald’s into a nearby cul-de-sac. According to the police account, the gun was delivered and Mitchell was beaten and pistol-whipped. Mitchell was then shot three times – including shots to the groin and liver. He was taken to hospital but died hours later.…Continue Reading
Baltimore, MD – Bond has been denied for Teonna Monae Brown, one of the two teens charged with beating Chrissy Lee Polis in a Baltimore McDonald’s.
The attack was filmed by a McDonald’s employee who has since been fired, but not before he posted the video on his Facebook and found out the hard way that most of society did not find the act as hilarious as he did and do not condone the actions of Brown and her 14-year-old friend.
I don’t normally like to post about the same story in one week, but more information has been released regarding this incident, including Brown’s name, mugshot and the charges against her that include three first and second-degree assault charges.
The other bit of info comes from The Smoking Gun who uncovered that Brown was arrested for assaulting a woman last year, in the exact same restaurant. After watching Brown’s activities in the videotaped assault of Chrissy Polis, that doesn’t surprise me in the least.
Also revealed is the older woman who tries to step in and help Polis.…Continue Reading
Baltimore, MD – It’s been a pretty good week for someone like myself who has a morbid fascination with amusement park accidents and fast food restaurant based stories. Earlier this month we posted the McDonald’s Hiring Day fiasco and the McDonald’s manager who beat down an employee.
Now we have a third McDonald’s story after a video has went viral showing two teen girls beating the ever-living crap out of a 22-year-old transgendered woman in a Baltimore McDonald’s.
Now for those of you who cannot see the following video, it shows two black girls, aged 14 and 18, beating on a 22-year-old white woman who is reportedly transgendered. This tag team goes on for about three straight minutes and ends after she is dragged to the front of the store by her hair and goes into seizures after taking a vicious blow to the head.
But to me the real story goes beyond the attack, which some are calling a hate crime, and more to do with the action\inaction of the people watching it as it unfolds.…Continue Reading