Cops look for woman who threw food back at Wendy's employee over cold fries and unspicy nuggets
CASA GRANDE, ARIZONA: A customer attacked a Wendy's employee because she was unhappy with her order, police reports. Cops are looking for a woman who threw her food bag back at the server because the fries were cold and the nuggets were not spicy. Casa Grande Police have launched an open assault investigation into the incident.
The woman's face was captured on CCTV and police have shared the image on Facebook. Police request any individuals with information about the woman to come forward and help the authorities.
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Casa Grande Police Department's Facebook post was captioned, "Do you recognize me? Officer Sanchez is trying to ID me regarding a recent assault investigation at Wendy’s. Upon identifying her fries were cold and her nuggets were NOT spicy, she threw her drink and food bag at the employee. If so, contact him at Seth_Sanchez@casagrandeaz.gov or (520) 521-8711 x6330. Thx #CasaGrande! #yesweareserious"
However, the post did not specify when exactly the incident took place or at which Wendy's location.
Attacks against fast-food chain workers are on the rise across the country. In March 2022, a woman was arrested in Atlanta for allegedly attacking a McDonald's employee over a similar food order dispute. However, this attack was far more gruesome in nature. According to the police, the customer, "assaulted an employee by pulling her hair and jumping over the counter" before 'throwing items' at her. The lady was taken into custody and transported to DeKalb County Jail later. In the words of the Dunwoody Police Department, her evening meal "was likely much different than the quarter pounder with cheese she ordered."
In a similar incident in April, the Sheriff's Office at Palm Beach issued an appeal to locate the man who attacked a female employee working at a Burger King in Florida. The male customer entered the fast-food restaurant after being left unhappy while using the drive-thru. Police reported that the man sought out the worker and attacked her inhumanely.
In February, there were two such incidents reported. First, a TikTok video of a woman exiting her vehicle to yell at a fast-food worker went viral online. The clip was shared by the fast-food chain employee who was left wondering if he should continue at his job. That same month, a video of a drive-thru customer hurling a drink at a worker also went viral online after they shared the security footage on TikTok.