A Detroit woman says she was attacked by a cashier at McDonald’s in front of her children.
The incident occurred on Feb. 6 around 6:30 p.m., Fox 2 News reported. The 31-year-old mother, who asked not to be identified, said she was getting ready to order when the cashier started asking her questions.
“He looked at me with a funny look and said ‘Don't I know you’ and I said ‘No I don't think so’ and I was really polite,” the woman told Fox 2 News. “And he said ‘No I do know you’ really rude. He started getting really rude with me.”
The cashier reportedly asked the woman if she knew someone named Tamika. She told him she didn’t know what he was talking about. The cashier then told her that Tamika was looking for her.
“I just said ‘Can I order my food’ and he just reached over the counter,” she explained. “And he first tried to smack me and so I backed up and I was like -- ‘What the hell are you doing.’”
The woman went to go get her kids, but the cashier came out from behind the counter.
“He just ran up to me and he punched me at least 20 times,” she said. “And everybody just stood there and just watched. Nobody came out. There was one bystander; one gentleman threw him off of me.
“I was able to grab my children and get out of there.”
The woman said she was left with bruises on her hands, arms and forehead.
“I've never dealt with this in my life,” she said. “So for me to go and order food and for someone to swing on me like that in front of my kids -- it's horrible.”
Detroit police said they will be reviewing surveillance video from the McDonald’s. The woman said she won’t be returning to the fast food chain anytime soon.
“My kids are scared and it's supposed to be somewhere they can have fun at,” she said. “Not somewhere where they're going to see somebody beat on their mom.”