A woman described by a witness as “extremely hangry” climbed over the counter and brawled with a female McDonald’s manager on Saturday evening.
A customer waiting at the drive-thru filmed the Des Moines, Iowa, encounter through the open window. Cops are still looking for the female suspect and her two male companions and have asked the public’s help in identifying them.
In 2015, the Oxford Dictionary added “hangry” to its compilation, defining it as bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger (i.e., a combination of hungry and angry).
Apparently the customer grew impatient while waiting for her McChicken sandwich. On the NSFW video, the woman makes her displeasure known and seems to demand her “sh*t” or a refund. When the manager hands over the sandwich, the woman appears to throw it back in the manager’s face. She then climbs on and over the counter and starts brawling with the worker before they are separated.
Amanda Gravely filmed the incident while she and her family were waiting for a McFlurry order, the Des Moines Register reported.
“Gravely said the ‘extremely hangry’ woman in the video ‘screamed and yelled a lot more’ prior to when she started recording. She thought the altercation was ‘crazy’ and was worried about her kids hearing and witnessing it. ‘(I) wanted to record in case it escalates,’ Gravely said.”
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According to KCCI Des Moines, the woman and her male friends were allegedly drunk when they arrived at the McDonald’s at about 9 p.m. on Saturday. They left the scene in a blue Ford pickup before cops arrived. Fortunately the victim of the attack said that she did not require medical attention.
“Life’s too short to get that mad over a chicken sandwich,” Gravely aptly summarized about the brawl that she filmed from her car.
In a statement, McDonald’s told the TV station that “The safety and security of our customers is a top priority and we are partnering with law enforcement because it is still an open investigation.”
In another instance of alleged fast-food rage this month, a Florida man alleged shot a McDonald’s manager in the neck after an argument over a frappe, the Orlando Sentinel reported. The suspect later turned himself to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office and faces a charge of attempted murder. The manager received treatment at a local hospital and was released. Elsewhere in Florida, a man allegedly dropped-kicked a teenage acquaintance when she returned home from McDonald’s without an order of fries, the New York Post detailed. Authorities charged him with simple battery.
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More often than not, fast-food rage occurs at the drive-thru rather than the restaurant counter.
As the Inquisitr chronicled last month, a Minnesota woman allegedly sprayed mace on several Wendy’s employees in a beef, as it were, over fresh-or-not french fries. The 25-year-old suspect was apparently concerned that her fries might be stale, which prompted an argument at the drive-thru window. The suspect was charged with using tear gas to immobilize, a felony.
In another Florida incident involving counter jumping, which occurred last year, two hungry Burger King customers in a Ford Ranger at the drive-thru window exited their vehicle to confront the worker about how long their order was taking. Burger King’s traditional slogan is “have it your way,” which apparently was taken to an unacceptable extreme by the suspects. The police report detailed that one of the suspects allegedly hopped over the counter and start throwing stuff around the restaurant. When the worker, 46, followed the suspects outside and was calling 911, one of them allegedly punched him, causing the phone to fall the ground in the process. The suspect grabbed the phone and threw it, which cracked the device. The duo then fled the scene.
Elsewhere, one man smashed the drive-thru window with an axe when he received cold McDonald’s French fries. In another occurrence, a plain-clothes cop pulled a gun on a drive-thru slow poke. Separately, a Dunkin’ Donuts employee was pistol whipped after he made a mistake on a drive-thru order.
In separate incident, a man suffered a “meltdown” at a Wendy’s drive-thru window when he received a cheeseburger rather than a hamburger. In Pennsylvania, a customer allegedly groped a female Arby’s drive-thru worker as she handed him his food at the window. Police in “hot pursuit” managed to apprehend the man by following a trail of curly fries and sauce.
Watch the video of the McDonald’s brawl in Des Moines below.
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