October 22, 2016
Tantrum Over Burger: Man Assaults McDonald's Employee

A Pennsylvania man is facing several criminal charges after throwing a tantrum over a burger at McDonald's.

Brought about by his dissatisfaction at cheese being incorrectly added to his order, the outburst snowballed into an assault on an employee at the restaurant.

An article in The York Dispatch states that a complaint was filed on December 18 against 35-year-old Sean Varone of Dover Township in Pennsylvania. Springettsbury Township police say the man is being charged with disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, and simple assault for his actions.

According to Pennsylvania authorities, the incident took place on November 30, 2012 at approximately 11 am. After receiving his order at the McDonald's restaurant Varone was upset to find cheese on his hamburger. Police allege that he proceeded to throw one of the restaurant's highchairs and knock over a trash bin before going outside.

The Associated Press writes that one of the McDonald's employees followed Varone into the parking lot in an effort to secure his license plate number. The complaint claims that as the employee attempted to dial 911 for police assistance the angry customer attacked her.

Police allege that during the attack Varone wrapped his arms around the worker causing physical restraint. The struggle culminated with the accused man yanking the employee's cell phone from her hand and throwing the device across the lot. Authorities have indicated that the altercation caused minor injuries to the employee.

Court documents indicate that dates have not yet been scheduled for Varone's informal arraignment and preliminary hearing.

Tell us what you think of a grown man throwing a tantrum over a burger?