Police in Corpus Christi, Texas are trying to calm ruffled feathers in town after a series of incidents with consumers behaving badly: Earlier this week a woman was punched in a restaurant parking lot in a driving dispute, and now cops say a 57-year-old man punched a woman whose parked car was apparently blocking him from getting into the drive-thru line, reports KrisTV.com.
Cops say she was taken to the hospital with injuries to her face and head, while he was arrested and is facing charges of aggravated assault.
This happened just months after a man was convicted of criminally negligent homicide and sentenced to two years in prison for punching a man in a Whataburger parking lot last year. That man fell, hit his head, and later died.
So if you’re feeling the rage coming on while waiting for that fast food, cops urge you to just take a second and step back from the situation, before engaging with anyone who might be ready for a fight.
“The best situation is to move on,” a Corpus Christi police officer advises. “Get yourself out of that situation, call the police, (and) let us go over there…Get a good description of the (suspect) and let us contact him. Don’t put yourself in the situation where you’re out of the vehicle confronting him.”