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Video shows Florida man attacking McDonald's employee over plastic straw


A Florida man upset about a plastic straw was arrested after authorities say he grabbed the shirt of a McDonald's employee and tried to pull her over a counter.


The employee responded by punching the customer several times in the face at the St. Petersburg restaurant on Monday.


A witness who posted video on Facebook says the fight started when the customer asked for a straw.


St. Petersburg police say the video shows 40-year-old Daniel Taylor grabbing Yasmine James' shirt. James responded by hitting him several times.


Police say Taylor is charged with two counts of simple battery for grabbing James and for kicking another worker in the stomach as he was being escorted out.


Taylor is white and James is black.


Taylor is being represented by the public defender's office, which didn't respond to a request for comment.

 

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/florida/os-ne-mcdonalds-fight-plastic-straw-20190102-story.html

 

 

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She didn't give him a straw.

 

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Biandudi says the argument started when Taylor went over to the condiment bar to grab a straw. When he noticed there were none, she says he began screaming at the employees.

“He was yelling and walking toward the counter and the young lady behind the counter told him that it’s the law now that we’re not allowed to have straws in the lobby,” she said.

The new law, which took effect Jan. 1 in St. Petersburg says restaurants can’t have straws out. Instead, customers must request the straw. In 2020, plastic straws will no longer be allowed in restaurants at all and businesses will have to find an alternative.

 

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Good for her for landing a few solid blows in that loser's face. How nuts do you have to be to yank someone like that over...a straw. 

 

What the fuck does this have to do with anything though, especially in its isolated paragraph format: 

"Taylor is white and James is black."

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49 minutes ago, Dawnguard2001 said:

I will never understand why people blow up like this over something this small. Who gets this angry over a straw and puts their hand on someone?

 

She will probably end up getting fired by McDonalds for this even though he put his hands on he

 

Well, when they passed a law in California a while back to charge us ten cents for for grocery bags, I myself DID lose my shit for half a second :lol: Not enough to lay hands on anyone though...

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3 hours ago, sblfilms said:

The odds of this dude reaching across the counter and grabbing a little white lady is really close to zero, so, yeah, it is worth noting in the story that he was white and she was black. The way this guy was treating the employee is par for the racist course.

On second thought, you have a point with the bolded considering this is Florida. 

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3 hours ago, sblfilms said:

The odds of this dude reaching across the counter and grabbing a little white lady is really close to zero, so, yeah, it is worth noting in the story that he was white and she was black. The way this guy was treating the employee is par for the racist course.

While I really want to agree with you, unconditionally, I've been assaulted by patients more than once. And they weren't mentally deficient. 

 

People are just shitty. More so toward women and women of color probably get it the worst.

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9 minutes ago, CastlevaniaNut18 said:

While I really want to agree with you, unconditionally, I've been assaulted by patients more than once. And they weren't mentally deficient. 

 

People are just shitty. More so toward women and women of color probably get it the worst.

Hospitals are their own kind of strange. Been spending a lot of time at one lately as my sister has been really sick. Sorry that people are terrible.

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Just now, sblfilms said:

Hospitals are their own kind of strange. Been spending a lot of time at one lately as my sister has been really sick. Sorry that people are terrible.

Assault on healthcare workers is a horribly underreported crime. Most people have no idea how bad it is. 

 

I love Dr. Zubin Damania(aka, ZDoggMD) for bringing more attention to it.

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1 hour ago, CastlevaniaNut18 said:

Assault on healthcare workers is a horribly underreported crime. Most people have no idea how bad it is. 

 

I love Dr. Zubin Damania(aka, ZDoggMD) for bringing more attention to it.

 

Living within 20 minutes of the Houston medical center, I have really large number of friends and family who are in healthcare. It’s true. People act like it’s just part of the job...uhhhh, no.

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17 minutes ago, sblfilms said:

 

Living within 20 minutes of the Houston medical center, I have really large number of friends and family who are in healthcare. It’s true. People act like it’s just part of the job...uhhhh, no.

Last time I saw my sister in law's best friend who is a nurse and she (adopted at birth from Guatamala, US citizen with the English you would expect from someone who has spent all their life here) told us how some dude started hurling racial slurs at her and tried to attack her, if not for the nurses station desk in the way

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I'm feeling in a strange mood. My thought is "good for her, to a point". Tides turn in terms of who the aggressor is once she starts trying to pull him over the counter by his shirt. 

 

That guy really did panic once she hit him. At one part it looked like he tried to get out of it, but never released his handful of shirt. The shock of the blows is probably why he did not remember grabbing her shirt. 

 

Lol I still don't feel bad for him. 

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54 minutes ago, Spawn_of_Apathy said:

I'm feeling in a strange mood. My thought is "good for her, to a point". Tides turn in terms of who the aggressor is once she starts trying to pull him over the counter by his shirt. 

 

That guy really did panic once she hit him. At one part it looked like he tried to get out of it, but never released his handful of shirt. The shock of the blows is probably why he did not remember grabbing her shirt. 

 

Lol I still don't feel bad for him. 

What? He was the aggressor once he put his hands on her. You're saying that somehow HE became the victim because she defended herself and the shock of her self defense caused him to not let go? She then becomes the aggressor?  That's some real George Zimmerman logic right there... instigate a situation and then claim victimhood when you suffer the consequences of your actions :|

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20 minutes ago, skillzdadirecta said:

What? He was the aggressor once he put his hands on her. You're saying that somehow HE became the victim because she defended herself and the shock of her self defense caused him to not let go? She then becomes the aggressor?  That's some real George Zimmerman logic right there... instigate a situation and then claim victimhood when you suffer the consequences of your actions :|

Not quite what I meant. But by holding his shirt and pulling him over the counter she was preventing him from retreating or making an attempt to retreat. 

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57 minutes ago, Spawn_of_Apathy said:

Not quite what I meant. But by holding his shirt and pulling him over the counter she was preventing him from retreating or making an attempt to retreat. 

 

He didn't let her go. If she let go of him, he could very easily have pulled her back over the counter. She needed that hold so that she could pull back against his attempts to pull her over the counter. There's no way she's even 1% in the wrong here.

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