New York rapper Mysonne is more than disgusted with a Florida man making headlines for attacking a McDonald’s employee over a straw dispute. The hip-hop veteran has hit up social media to weigh-in on the drama.
The Big Apple native hopped on Instagram Wednesday (January 2) to unload his frustrations toward the Florida resident.
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Thls Racist Punk Assaulted 2 black women and was only charged with simple battery.. Smh .. Its cool cuz I aint calling no police!! Bet that!! A Florida man was booked on battery charges this week after he physically assaulted a McDonald’s worker during a dispute over a straw, an incident that has sparked outrage across social media. The drama unfolded just after 6:50 p.m. at the McDonald’s restaurant at 4595 34th St S in St. Petersburg, Florida on Monday, according to witness Kinie Biandudi, who videoed the melee. The 54-second clip shows a white male customer reach across the counter and grab a Black female employee by her shirt, prompting the young woman to deliver several blows to the customer’s head. Daniel Taylor is charged with simple battery after assaulting McDonald’s employee Yasmine James and then kicking another female employee in the stomach. (Images courtesy of Facebook / Pinellas County Police) “YES this really did happen last night for all those asking me … it all started because he wanted a straw!!!” Biandudi wrote on Facebook. “The young girl said she used to box🥊. After this fight, he came back and went behind the counter & tried to fight the manager. The guy left before the cops arrived.” A Pinellas County Police report identified the suspect as 40-year-old Daniel Willis Taylor, who is not only accused of assaulting employee Yasmine James, but also kicking another female employee in the stomach. Taylor, whom the report lists as “transient,” reportedly became upset over the restaurant’s policy requiring customers to request drinking straws at the front. “[The] white male customer began arguing and belittling the young Black female worker because there were no straws out,” Biandudi explained via email. “She had kindly told him they were no longer allowed to put straws out because it’s illegal.” In the video, the customer is seen approaching the front counter before reaching over and pulling James, 20, toward him by her collar. The young woman dukes it out with the unruly patron for several seconds before fellow employees pull her from his grip as another worker rushes around the counter to restrain Taylor.
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DAMN IF THEY DIDNT TAKE HIS ASS TO JAIL THIS GOTTA BE RACISM INVOLVED.. THIS FOOL REACHED OVER THE COUNTER YANKED HER TO PULL HER OVER THE COUNTER. ALL THEM MEN ARE SUCKERS! 😱 FUCK THAT SHE CAN NEVER WORK AGAIN THAT IS POST TRAUMATIC STRESS.. FOR LIFE.. THE RESTAURANT OWE AND HIM.. 😂#GetTheBag💰💰
Over the last 24 hours, footage from the attack has landed online and news outlets picked up the story.
According to reports, the attack all stemmed from the suspect freaking out over not receiving a straw.
Yasmine James was behind the counter of the McDonald’s on 34th Street South, when St. Pete police say 41-year-old Daniel Taylor forcefully grabbed her and pulled her up onto the counter. According to police, James defended herself by punching Taylor in the face, as he held on to her shirt’s collar. (ABC Action News)
In addition to the McDonald’s victim featured in the now-viral video, the man allegedly attacked another worker.
After leaving the restaurant, Taylor returned to yell at the store manager and kicked another employee in the stomach before he once again left the scene. Taylor was later arrested on two counts of battery. “Our highest priority is always the safety and well-being of our employees and customers at our restaurants.” said a McDonald’s representative. “We have been in contact with the police department and are fully cooperating with their investigation.” (Local 10 News)