Greenwich Village McDonald's Employee Beats Two Unruly Customers With a Metal Rod
Yesterday morning in the early hours a McDonald's employee assaulted a pair of female customers with a metal rod. One was taken to the hospital with a fractured skull and broken arm, while the other sustained only minor cuts and bruises. Another patron of the world's largest fast-food chain managed to catch the melee on a cell-phone video posted on YouTube. Warning: This is not for the faint of heart.
The incident occurred at the 24-hour McDonald's at the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 3rd Street, and the assailant-employee was identified by the website DNAinfo.com as Rayon McIntosh.
Two women entered the McDonald's location a little after midnight on Thursday morning and soon got into an argument with McIntosh, one of the cashiers in the crowded store, after he told them he had to check a $50 bill they'd just given him to make sure it wasn't counterfeit. The video shows the women -- identified as Denise Darbeau and Rachel Edwards -- vaulting over and going around the counter at McIntosh, who flees to the rear of the fast fooder. Then McIntosh re-emerges swinging what appears to be a metal rod or pipe, and chaos ensues.
McIntosh apparently had a criminal record when hired by the chain, having spent a 10-year stretch in prison after shooting to death a classmate at a Bronx high school.
Clearly, McDonald's doesn't do much of a background check on its employees.
McIntosh has been charged with felony assault and criminal possession of a weapon, and the women with menacing, trespassing, and disorderly conduct.
[Additional info from CBS Channel 2 News at 5 O'Clock
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