Angry customer goes on food-throwing tirade

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Posted on March 10, 2011 at 9:12 AM

LAUDERDALE LAKES, FLORIDA -- An angry customer was caught on tape throwing food and other items at the manager of a Florida fast food restaurant.

 

Authorities say she assaulted workers at a Burger King because she was upset about her order.

"She thinks that somebody spits in her sandwich, so she goes to complain to the manager. The manager says, 'Okay. I'll give you your money back.' It was a dollar-six. When the manager turns to go get the money, the woman, still irate, throws the sandwich at her. It hits her in the back," explained Dani Moschella with the Broward County Sheriff's Office.

The customer, identified as Tara Lyons, then tried to go over the counter and the manager pushed her back and she fell to the floor.

Authorities say Lyons got up, went to the counter and started throwing things – napkins, condiments – and shoves a coffee pot filled with hot coffee onto the floor. She then tried to get into the manager's office, which was locked.

The woman left but police caught up with her within minutes.

Lyons is charged with assault, battery and burglary.

 

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