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Police: Man threw coffee in face of teen fast food worker in South Carolina

Posted: 3:05 PM, Jan 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-10 20:06:52Z

CAMDEN, S.C. (AP) — Police in South Carolina say a McDonald's patron hurled hot coffee in the face of a teen drive-thru worker because he was angry about the wait for his food.


News outlets say it happened last month and that Camden police released surveillance video of the man on Wednesday.

A police report says the man felt he had waited too long for his order and so asked the worker to throw in a large order of fries and to speak to a manager.

The report says the worker said "OK," closed the window, and told colleagues she didn't want to go back because the man was acting "obnoxious."

The man waved her back and when she opened the window again, he splashed the coffee in her face. She declined medical treatment.