McDonald’s had has some interesting press recently.
First a study found out that every McDonald’s touchscreen tested contained traces of human poop, and now their recent straw policy has come under serious fire. Quite literally.
A Florida man had just gotten his order at a McDonald’s in St. Petersburg. He got 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. hen, video shows him reaching over the counter and grabbing the employee, Yasmine James. But he picked on the wrong person.
Daniel Taylor, the 40-year-old man seen attacking the McDonald’s worker above, would be arrested on two charges of simple battery, according to an arrest affidavit from the St. Petersburg Police Department.
“I didn’t know if he had a gun, a knife or what was he going to do to me. I felt very alone because no one helped me or anything,” James told HLN on Friday. “I was very overwhelmed and stressed because a man just grabbed me and tried to attack me.”
“He was upset about the straw, but I don’t think that the conversation that we had was enough to lead up for him to grab me,” she said.
“Our highest priority is always the safety and well-being of our employees and customers at our restaurants. We have been in contact with the police department and are fully cooperating with their investigation,” McDonald’s said in a statement to ABC News.