Local police are investigating a bizarre incident that took place around midnight on July 14th at a McDonald's restaurant in Victoria, B.C. According to McDonald's staff, a woman accused them of getting her order wrong and proceeded to throw a violent temper tantrum.
Getting a little upset at having your order messed up is a somewhat reasonable reaction, if you're already having a really bad day to begin with. But, that's not what happened. The woman allegedly had a complete meltdown because her wrap was missing a single tomato.
Victoria police have released surveillance footage of the woman, who employees claim completely "snapped." The woman can be seen unwrapping the food onto the counter, to make her point about the missing ingredient. The video has no sound, but the woman is clearly raising her voice at the staff, who calmly offered her a refund.
"My understanding from talking with the investigating officer is that the employee offered her a refund, was very polite, and she was already somewhat agitated," Victoria police told the Vancouver Sun "He said ‘I’ll give you your money back, apologies.'"
McDonald's staff were not prepared for the destruction that followed. The woman was so enraged that she threw the wrap at staff, along with a plastic container filled with mayonnaise packets.
In the video, a young man appears and tries to calm the woman down, but she continues to scream and lunge at the employees, kicking a pilon and punching the touchscreen kiosks with full force. The young man ushers her out of the restaurant, and they leave.
According to Victoria Police, the suspect is described as white, in her early 20s, blonde and about five-foot-two with a slender build. She has tattoos on her left forearm, and was wearing a dark blue T-shirt with a Disney character on the front.
Anyone with information is asked to call Victoria police at 250-995-7654 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Source: Vancouver Sun