Florida Man Attacks McDonald’s Employee Over Straw Policy
Oh, Florida Man.
Were you just not loved as a child?
In the latest example of a resident of the Sunshine State acting like he's several cards short of a full deck, Daniel Taylor was arrested on New Year's Eve for physically assaulting an employee at McDonald's.
Not that anyone could really blame the guy.
After all, are you aware that one now has to ask for a straw at ths fast food restaurant?!?
This really is what set Taylor off, according to witnesses, at least one of whom filmed Taylor got ballistic at a McDonald's in St. Petersburg.
Video of the incident, which we've featured on this page, shows Taylor SCREAMING at a young woman behind the counter because, onlookers confirm, he was furious after picking up his order — and not finding any straws in the condiments section.
"He was very upset, he started berating her, swearing, saying 'There’s no law like that,'" said the woman who captured this crazy footage, adding of the employee;
"She said, ‘Yes it is, we’re not allowed to put straws out.'"
The best part of this entire confrontation, as you'll see in the footage, is how the McDonald's employee responds:
With fists flying!
In the video, other patrons can be heard saying "get the police" and "let her go."
But the employee doesn't seem to need much help. She can fend for herself! That's for sure.
"YES this really did happen last night for all those asking me… it all started because he wanted a straw!!!," read the caption to this video on Facebook. "The young girl said she used to box."
It has been viewed over 3.5 million times to date.
According to the arrest report, a drunken Taylor told the cops he wanted "her ass fired," referring to the employee, of course.
"No, you're going to jail," she said.
While being hauled away, meanwhile, Taylor kicked someone else in the stomach!
“The defendant was being escorted out of the business by management due to him battering another employee, and causing a disturbance," the arrest report reads.
"The defendant kicked the victim in the stomach while she was standing near the exit door."
We mean, he wouldn't be a Florida Man if he acted calm during an arrest, right?
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