None of the parties in this incident are poster boys and girls for civilized behavior. The women were way out of line and they agressively invaded the employees' space. The male did appear to overreact and continue to use his weapon after the threat was -- maybe -- neutralized. However, even if this was self defense -- and it could be interpreted that way -- this happened in New York City where self defense is defacto outlawed. Add to that the male's felony conviction and I figure the guy is pretty well screwed.
Nevertheless, there is a lesson to take away from this: The animals are out there and they are walking your city streets.Stunning Violence Inside Manhattan McDonald’s
(retrieved 10/15/2011 08:20 PT).
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A fight over an order at a Manhattan McDonald’s leads to complete chaos and it was all caught on tape.
The video contains images and audio of a graphic nature.
Sources tell CBS 2’s Chris Wragge the stunning incident featured a cashier with a criminal past violently beating two female customers after they appear to provoke him by slapping him and then hopping the counter.
It was a horrific scene to watch. The cashier disappears into the back of the fast-food restaurant on West Fourth Street in Greenwich Village before returning with a metal rod he then used viciously on the two customers.
The gruesome act of violence early Thursday morning escalated after the customers argued and yelled obscenities at the cashier when he questioned a $50 bill they gave him.
One of the female customers then slapped the cashier. A woman is then seen jumping over the counter, while the other woman goes behind the register. They are then savagely attacked.
Other customers watched in horror as other McDonald’s workers tried unsuccessfully to stop the violence.
One female customer had a fractured skull that required surgery and a broken arm. The other has a deep laceration.
Rayon McIntosh, 31, was arrested and charged with two counts of felony assault and criminal possession of a weapon. McIntosh served more than a decade in prison after shooting and killing a high school classmate in 2000. He was being held on $40,000 bail.
The female customers were reportedly charged with menacing, disorderly conduct and trespassing.