A 21-year old was arrested after assaulting a female worker at a Brampton Tim Hortons in the early hours of Monday morning.
Peel Regional Police confirmed that the woman was a customer who became disgruntled and actually broke into the store by climbing in through the drive-thru window. The staff had shut down the dining area but were still serving customers through the drive-thru window.
The Brampton woman, Leliqua Clarke, was charged with two counts of assault and one count of break and enter with intent. She is also currently being held with a bail hearing scheduled for Thursday
While it's unclear what happened to cause the incident to occur, media has been suggesting that the woman was denied access to the bathroom before the assault. The police have also not confirmed if the woman was intoxicated or not.
🙃aaannnd Brampton gets worse..great. But on the real though, fuck Tim Hortons sometimes https://t.co/LrUB3xssWo
Constable Danny Marttini said that the woman "began to attack the attendant on the other side and she’s grabbing her hair" but had left the area by the time Police had arrived on scene.
@TimHortons Can someone please explain to me why the Tim Hortons on Castlemore Road & McVean in Brampton has been closed for the past couple days (doors locked) and Pilons blocking drive-thru? Staff are sitting inside...
The 25-year old worker whos hair was pulled and the 20-year old worker who attempted to de-escalate the situation walked away with minor injuries, but the incident did prompt the store to fully close on Monday.
Tim Hortons has made a statement that said "Nobody comes to work expecting to be treated this way. The aggressive behaviour of this individual is completely unacceptable by any standards. The restaurant owner of this location is providing support and assistance to the team members impacted by this incident and is also cooperating with the investigation by local authorities."
Thankfully this incident is being dealt with by the proper authorities and the woman is being held accountable for her actions. Customer service workers deserve respect, especially when they have to deal with situations like this.
Source: Toronto Sun