Black Ohio woman who attacked McDonald staff mocked after arrest: 'BLM y'all'
The video of Cherysse Helena Cleveland assaulting McDonald's staff went viral on Facebook. One commentator wrote, 'I bet she went home saying she was racially profiled and she was assaulted'
RAVENNA, OHIO: The morning of June 14, 2021, was supposed to be like any other. But a woman, with a case of Monday blues, sparked chaos at a McDonald's restaurant after assaulting two staff members. The woman was later arrested. After the viral video of the incident was uploaded to Facebook, the woman was identified as Cherysse Helena Cleveland. In the clip, she can be seen assaulting two employees at the Ravenna, Ohio, McDonald's. By the end of the rollercoaster of a video, she is arrested.
Brian Allen, an eyewitness, shared the video of the incident to his Facebook account. It took no time for the video to go viral - it has over 55K comments and has been viewed more than 4.1 million times. Some people are shocked by the sheer brutality of the scene while it was amusing to others. Either way, people couldn't stop looking at or talking about the "craziness".
"Craziness is out in full force, just saw this at Ravenna McDonald’s," Allen wrote in the video's caption while posting it on his Facebook page.
Allen later recounted the incident for Cleveland 19 News. He said that he heard Cherysse Helena Cleveland ask for a slushie with three flavors combined. When the manager told her they could not do that, she tried to go behind the counter herself to make her own drink.
Allen started recording the exchange between Cleveland and the McDonald's staff after it became heated. Cleveland can be seen getting way too aggressive, way too fast.
In the video, she can be seen behind the McDonald's counter trying to get past two staff members who are trying to block her way. Cleveland then punches the manager in the side of the head and tells her to "get the f*** out, b***." The manager was trying to keep Cleveland from attacking one of her employees.
Cleveland then can be seen pushing two workers before pulling the manager's face mask off. The staff member tells her she will call the police, but Cleveland can be heard saying, "Go ahead, I don't give a f***," before saying, "I will go to f****** prison."
She then walks behind the counter to the dining area and pours herself a drink using the self-serve machine. Once again, she tries to go back behind the counter but is blocked by the employee. Cleveland then punches her in the face.
The employee presumably lost all her patience at this point and pushed Cleveland to the ground. She punches her repeatedly in the head before the manager stops her. Cleveland then is seen moving back to the dining area before turning around and assaulting the staff once again.
Just as another worker is intervening, a police officer shows up and places Cleveland in handcuffs. In the background, the worker that Cleveland attacked can be heard saying they have a black eye. The police told Akron Beacon Journal that one employee had red marks and swelling on her face and a few cuts around her nose and eye. However, both workers declined medical treatment.
Cleveland was arrested and charged with two counts of misdemeanor assault in Portage County, according to Cleveland 19 News. She was in court on Tuesday, June 15, to face a judge and her court date is still pending. As per reports, she pleaded not guilty. The judge reportedly ordered Cleveland not to return to the McDonald's location and to not have any contact with the alleged victims. Her bond was set at $1,000.
On the video, there are more than 55K comments. "Wow. What was she on? She did deserve that whipping tho," one user wrote. "I bet she went home saying she was racially profiled and she was assaulted she's a fucking clown," another said.
Some said how they would react in the situation. "I would have taken out ALL of my aggressions on that bitch if she had hit me!! She would have left in a fucking body bag!"
"These white people man. She’s such a sweet black woman and these white people treated her so bad. They didn’t even serve her soda. They made her mad. Poor black lady. BLM y’all," one user taking a jab.