Let the disapproving head shakes begin: A 16-year-old behind the counter at a Wendy’s in Austin said two kids came into the restaurant and acted like they were there for the usual exchange, money for food. But instead, they got physical.
“Two young kids came in. They pretended like they were going to order. The first kid, he went out and came back. And I couldn’t hear what he was saying so I leaned in and the next thing I know, I got hit,” she tells MyFox Austin (warning: link has video ad that autoplays).
Being the teen that she is, she’d heard of this “Smack Cam” situation but still doesn’t find it funny, obviously, because she was hit in the face and then laughed at.
“I was embarrassed, I was sad, I was angry, just all types of emotions overcame me,” she said.
She told her manager and he called the cops. She says it’s even worse because the getaway car appeared to be driven by adults.
“We want names to be revealed. We need help so that these kids know that it’s not right to do that to anyone. And the driver, they should be punished as well…because they’re helping these little kids do something like that,” the employee said.
It shouldn’t be too difficult — the video was reportedly posted online with identifying details of the suspects, outlining what they’re about to do before they do it. But I’m not going to link to it because it’s just mean and awful. If you need to see it, you can find the link in this story about the incident.
A police officer confirmed a report was filed for “Assault by Contact,” which is when a victim isn’t actually injured. But again, no one likes getting smacked in the face unexpectedly.
She says “Smack Cam” could turn into an even worse situation.
“Who’s to say this victim wouldn’t fight back? You know if they do it again, who’s to say the other person isn’t going to fight back and cause injury or death to them? And it can escalate,” the police rep explained.
Police are now looking for the suspects, who could be charged with a Class C Misdemeanor that comes with a fine up to $500.
Wendy’s employee becomes victim of ‘smack cam game’ [MyFox Austin]