The incident went down on March 24 at about 10:50 at night, reports the Tampa Bay Times (has video of aforementioned lady that auto-plays, be warned), but the security footage only hit the Internet yesterday and has immediately become a popular view.
Maybe because the woman goes beyond a simple topless rant — she shoves a McFlurry machine, overturns cash registers, chucks display racks and generally proceeds to muck stuff up, if you catch my drift, for about $10,000 in damages. All this, after an employee asked her to put some clothes on.
“She destroys it,” said a police spokesman. “You name it, she’s turning it over.”
Perhaps to reward herself after the rampage, she eats soft-serve ice cream directly out of the machine and munches on some fries while she’s behind the counter.
When police showed up, she allegedly “took an aggressive stance” and lunged at officers before they were able to arrest her. She’s been charged with criminal mischief and resisting arrest. Medical officials say she wasn’t on any drugs or drunk, so it could be that she has mental health issues.
The two employees who have been accused of leaking the video this week have been fired, the restaurant’s owner said.
“The situation leading to this woman’s arrest was, at the time, surprising to all involved,” he said in a statement. “However, the posting of the video was without authorization and inconsistent with my values and how we operate our restaurant.”
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