Man who grabbed female McDonald’s worker and got the shit beat out of him is arrested and charged

If you’ve seen that viral video of a man getting some swift justice from a female McDonald’s worker who he chose to put his hands on, you’ll be glad to know there was a happy ending.

From The Root:

Facebook user TJ Biandudi posted a video he says was filmed by his mother and sister when they patronized a McDonald’s in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Monday. The footage shows a white man, whom the St. Petersburg Police Department identified as 40-year-old Daniel Willis Taylor, allegedly upset because he wanted a straw, grabbing a young black woman named Yasmine James, yanking her over the counter that separated the two, according to the police report obtained by The Root.

As reported by The Root, the police report says Taylor, who was possibly drunk, was arrested a few hours after the incident and charged with two counts of simple battery.

The second count comes from witnesses who say Taylor kicked another female employee as he was leaving.

Daniel Willis Taylor (Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office/Washington Post)

“The victim was kicked in the stomach by the defendant and was complaining of pain,” the police report stated. “The defendant was a customer at McDonald’s, and the victim is an employee. The defendant was being escorted out of the business by management due to him battering another employee, and causing a disturbance.”

Watch the video below:

Update: McDonald’s has since released a statement addressing the incident.

According to NBC affiliate WFLA, the statements reads as follows:

“Our highest priority is always the safety and well-being of our employees and customers at our restaurants. We have been in contact with the police department and are fully cooperating with their investigation.”

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.