Video footage shows teenage girls throwing objects at McDonald’s employees after they were asked to leave a children’s play area.
Police officials said the girls caused thousands of dollars in damages.
“I was about to get hit in the head. They were throwing them pretty high too, like they had no aim,” Dexter Forbes Jr., a McDonald’s employee who was working at the time, told CBS LA.
The McDonald’s where the fight went down is located in Moreno Valley.
A mother who declined to be identified said that the situation started when she asked the teens to leave the play area where her daughters were playing.
Warning: Video contains graphic language.
The teens refused and started chucking cups of water and ice at the family.
“They kept wanting to fight me, they all started hitting me and my two little girls were crying,” the woman told NBC LA. “My dad realized that they were on me and he pulled me away.”
The grandfather then chased the group out of the play area and grabbed one of the girls while calling 911.
Finally, a man in a black sweater, a manager at the store, intervened and came between the mother and the teens. The manager also called the police. He was later reportedly suspended then fired.
THESE NIGGAS HAD A FOOD FIGHT😭😭😂😂 pic.twitter.com/DXavpRt83r
— not dexter (@dexterforbesjr) December 31, 2018
Video footage showed teens throwing drinks, shoving items off the counter, and throwing cups. Some of the employees threw things back at the girls.
Forbes Jr., who also posted footage on Twitter, referred to what happened as “a food fight.”
YouTube user i am shawn, who posted another video of the incident on YouTube, wrote: “I was spending time with my family in the playground and a fight happened in the front by the cashier.”
In a statement, McDonald’s said: “The safety and security of our guests and their families are a top priority. We have been in contact with the local law enforcement and are fully cooperating with their investigation.”
According to the reports, the teens have yet to be found. Anyone with information about the incident was asked to call the Moreno Valley Police Department at 951-247-8700.
The incident took place on Dec. 30, 2018, but the video footage went viral this week, prompting news stories and interviews.
The mother who was attacked by the girls was treated for minor injuries.
Customer Arrested for Punching Employee
The incident took place about a week after a Florida McDonald’s customer turned violent and grabbed at the clothing of a female employee.
The perpetrator was identified as Daniel Taylor, a 40-year-old homeless man.
In the viral video, which drew millions of views, Taylor grabs employee Yasmine James by her shirt collar and nearly drags her across the counter. She resists, and the attacker continues to clutch her shirt, she throws a torrent of punches at his face and head.
People in the background are heard asking for the police as the woman pummels her assailant and demands that he “stops playing with her.”
“Let her go,” a voice can be heard, as one coworker holds onto James, and another walks over to Taylor and breaks up the confrontation. Another employee escorts the visibly upset James out back, while the manager comes over to ask the customer about his order, before peering at the receipt.
The woman returns to the counter and as she looks on the ground for her phone, a battered Taylor screams, “I want her [expletive] fired.”
But the woman yelled back a reply: “No, you’re going to jail!”
Taylor was arrested and charged with two counts of simple battery. James was not fired.
Epoch Times reporter Tom Ozimek contributed to this report.
From NTD News