A cashier at a McDonald’s restaurant in New York City has been charged with felony assault for beating two unruly customers with a metal object during a dispute.
The two women remain hospitalized at this hour in serious condition, according to police.
The argument took place at a McDonald’s on West 3rd Street about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.
The two 24-year-old women entered the restaurant, ordered their food, and then started arguing with the cashier, 31-year-old Rayon McIntosh.
The argument apparently began when McIntosh questioned a $50 bill the women gave him. They responded by hurling profanity at him.
The cell phone video below shows just how the situation quickly escalated.
One of the women two swears at the cashier, then reaches over and slaps his face.
The woman then jumps the counter, sending the cashier running back to the kitchen area. The other woman walks around to help her friend.
The cashier then reemerges with a metal object of some sort and repeatedly beats on the two women.
Restaurant patrons scream for him to stop, while other employees try to intervene.
McIntosh would stop, and then start again every time the women tried to get up.
One woman now has a fractured skull and a broken arm, while the other suffered a deep laceration.
Police them as Denise Darbeau and Rachael Edwards, and charged them with menacing, criminal trespass, and disorderly conduct.
The franchise owner Carmen Paulino says McIntosh no longer works for McDonald’s.
“I am extremely disturbed by the events captured on tape and am concerned for those injured,” Paulino said. “The actions of this individual are unacceptale and not characteristic of my employees.”
McDonald’s also released a statement, saying the franchisee is cooperating with the investigation.
“The violence in this video is alarming and reprehensible,” it said.
More in the video below.