A man who grabbed an employee at a Florida McDonald’s during an argument over straws has been arrested, police said, and video of the incident has gone viral, gaining millions of views on Facebook.
St. Petersburg Police Department said Daniel Taylor faces two counts of simple battery after reaching over the counter at the fast food restaurant and grabbing a female employee, then later kicking another female employee in the stomach before leaving.
Video of the incident, which occurred Monday, shows the employee who Taylor grabbed unloading punches shortly after he flung her forward. The employee “defended herself by punching Taylor in the face as he held on to her shirt’s collar,” police said.
Other employees intervened to separate the two as the shouting continued, the video shows.