Last week, a Florida man was sentenced after being caught on video beating a McDonald’s worker. He grabbed her through a straw and grabbed her by the throat.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, Daniel Willis Taylor, 40 pleaded guilty in two counts to assault and was sentenced by a Pinellas County judge to 60 days imprisonment. He has already completed 58 days.
Taylor shouted at a clerk after he couldn’t find a straw in a viral video that went viral. He reached across the counter to grab her and yelled at her in anger. He grabbed her collar and hit her several times on the head.
The customer witnessed the events just before the attack. Brenda Biandudi said that Taylor went to the location where straws are kept and started shouting at staff members when he realized they were gone. It escalated into something physical.
VIRAL McDonald’s BATTLE BETWEEN EMPLOYEE & CUSTOMER STARTS WITH STRAW, WITNESS CLAIM
What is the reason for no straws in the seasoning bars? According to the Tampa Bay Times, a new environmental protection ordinance that went into effect on January 1 makes straws only available on request. Despite the fact that the attack occurred on New Year’s Eve, and the law was in effect on January 1, the Tampa Bay Times reports that the restaurant had already begun preparing for these new rules a day before.
According to the Tampa Bay Times Taylor will be subject to a psychological evaluation and will have to pay $ 1000 in fines or 120 hours of community service. He is to avoid the restaurant and the two victims.
Yasmine James (a 20-year-old employee that he grabbed), reached out to WFTS in January.
FLORIDA FAST FOOD EMPLOYEES PLANNED TUESDAY TO PICK FIASCO WITH MACDONALD STRAW
I was not in control when he grabbed my body. It’s almost as if I’m afraid, that you’re grasping me. I didn’t know his intentions. She said that despite our verbal conversation, she didn’t believe he could have grabbed my hand.
According to the arrest report, Taylor kicked Tateona Bell as he was being escorted from McDonald’s. However, this incident was not caught on camera.