Enraged diner runs amok in McDonald's outlet

Local | 15 Jul 2020 11:02 am

A young man apparently enraged by a request from a McDonald's Hong Kong staffer to wear a face mask at an outlet in Tuen Mun, has been captured on camera arguing, cursing in foul language, and then rushing behind the counter to repeatedly bash the worker. The suspect also appears to kick the staffer on the ground, who trips up on food delivery crates and tumbles beside a garbage bin.

Wearing of face masks has been made mandatory in Hong Kong in response to a resurgence of the new coronavirus infections in the community.

A 27-year-old suspect, not believed to be the assailant, has been arrested last night by the police.

The man, who is seen at the counter with a woman, is caught on camera continuing to punch and hound the staffer of the US fast food chain, until he turns to a side exit to avoid the non-stop blows and then trips over and falls.

The McDonald's Hong Kong worker has been hospitalized and the company said it is cooperating with law enforcement. The company also emphasized the importance of the safety of customers and employees.


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