Greenwich Village McDonald’s Beating Updates; Ronald Responds


The placid scene last night at the McDonald’s on West 3rd Street, where the beating occurred.

The McDonald’s just off Sixth Avenue in the Greenwich Village tenderloin was quiet last night, with patrons routinely entering and buying their Big Macs and Chicken McNuggets seemingly oblivious of the horrific violence that had occurred shortly before, when cashier Rayon McIntosh beat two customers who had jumped over the counter with a metal rod. According to an official statement recently put up on the McDonald’s corporate website, entitled simply “Response to New York Assault”:

The violence in this video is alarming and reprehensible.

The franchisee of this restaurant has told us that the individual involved no longer works for her organization.

We strive to ensure that our McDonald’s restaurants are safe and welcoming for our customers.

Our franchisee is fully cooperating with authorities in the investigation.

McDonald’s USA

The weird thing about the press release is how lacking in details it is. Aside from the words “alarming” and “reprehensible,” it is emotionless. There is no mention of exactly where the incident occurred (Poughkeepsie? Rome, New York?), nor any contact details for further information. “Our franchisee is fully cooperating with the authorities in the investigation.” Pure boilerplate!

What we’d hoped to see was, “We’ll be screening our employees a little more carefully from now on.” (The employee in question, Rayon McIntosh, had served 10 years in the slammer for murdering a fellow classmate in high school, and shooting a young child in the process.) And perhaps, “A guard with a nightstick will be stationed at the door of this McDonald’s on a 24-hour basis.”

The moral of the story: Watch out what you say or do to McDonald’s cashiers.

Meanwhile, the Web has caught fire with comments, most of them in favor of the beater.

In response to our original story:

Angelo_sebello 10 hours ago

1. They were extremely disrespectful to him. 2. They physically assaulted him first. 3. They went over the counter to further assault him. It may be extremely out of line, but the bitches deserved it.

Tim Bates 6 hours ago in reply to Interested_reader

Thug who shot and killed one person who simultaneously shot a child in the leg, while putting a gun in his waist pants so he could go after some other guys?

Nope no job for you.

I would never give this guy a chance.

Hell no. He shot a kid!

MW33 10 hours ago

Looked like self defense to me, heck they could have been armed, and they attacked him, not the other way around. I think he did pretty good myself. He took out the threat to not only himself but the other employees and customers. He should get an award in my book after he wins the jury trial.

Awatchman4god 9 hours ago in reply to Culltheidiots


A few wags riffed on McDonald’s corporate slogans:

Sassythe Bike 14 hours ago

I’m lovin’ it!

Meanwhile, has garnered nearly 300 comments, including the usual share of humorous and sardonic responses:

MaudlinMutantMollusk 2011-10-14 06:15:30 PM

They really did deserve a break today.

fusillade762 2011-10-14 08:24:00 PM

Apparently Rayon is not of good moral fiber

smeag0l 2011-10-14 11:04:57 PM

One large McWhoopin on two side of ho’s.

varmitydog 2011-10-14 11:20:14 PM

The dude gets out of jail, and the only job he can get is to work the counter at the Mickey D’s. And he can’t quit, because it would violate his parole. You know that the dude is already feeling lower than whale sh*t and pissed off at the world. Then these two drunk women come in and start farking with him. And one of them slaps him, and they both hop the counter, going to kick his ass. Uh huh. Of all the Mickey D’s in the world, they picked this one. Big mistake.

I have absolutely no sympathy for them, they got what they deserved. Too bad we couldn’t get a close up on their faces the second they knew that they had severely miscalculated.

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