Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Armed with a stun gun, a black woman chased a restaurant worker over a botched order

Angered that drive-thru workers at a Wendy's botched her order, a black woman in Florida stormed the Daytona Beach restaurant and tried to tase an employee with a stun gun. Melanese Reid, 20, became enraged after fast food workers failed to provide her with the requisite number of mustard and mayonnaise packets. After Reid and Katrina Bryant, 23, argued with drive-thru employee Jason Hill (and called him "bitch" and "faggot") Hill "told them that they were childish and to leave," according to a charging affidavit prepared by cops. Reid then attempted to slap Hill, but the worker was able to deflect her hand. At that point, witnesses told cops, Reid and Bryant exited their red PT Cruiser and entered the Wendy's. While inside, Reid, armed with a pink Cheetah brand stun gun, chased Hill "around the kitchen/employee area of the restaurant with the Taser turned on and making the 'electric' noises." For her part, Bryant "cheered [Reid] on" while continuing the previous argument using "profane and discriminatory language." After Hill escaped, the women fled when a Wendy's manager announced that she was calling police. Reid and Bryant were arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a felony. The stun gun was recovered from one of the women's purses. While Reid denied ever going inside Wendy's, Bryant contradicted her pal's claim. Bryant told cops that after Hill released Reid's hand at the drive-thru window, Reid entered the restaurant and threatened the worker with the handheld stun gun.

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