BERKELEY TWP-On Sunday, April 9th, two McDonalds employees were assaulted, one slashed with a knife after a drive through window order escalated into violence.
Berkeley police officers were dispatched after they received a call from an employee at McDonalds advising that two males were complaining about their food and then assaulted his manager.
According to the police report:
Ptl. Heffernan, Ptl. Kappock, Ptl. Wahl and Sgt. Allison Wray responded to the scene. Upon arrival, the manager, Victim#1 (19 yrs old) advised that the two males walked up to the drive through window, after ordering their food, and began to bang on the window. Victim #1 further advised that he spoke with them and they were complaining their order was incorrect. Victim #1 then states that he asked the males if they could return the next day, since they were now closed, and he would credit them. At this point, the one male threw his bag of food in his face and grabbed him. Victim #1 advised that he was punched in the face during the altercation and while trying to close the drive thru window, his hand got slammed in the window and he could not move it.
Furthermore, a second McDonalds employee, Victim #2 (21 yrs old), advised that he ran out of the side door to the store, near where the subjects were parked, in order to confront them. When approaching one of the males, the subject pulled out a knife and a struggle ensued. As a result, Victim #2 sustained a wrist laceration.
Both subjects were transported to Community Medical Center for treatment. Victim #1 sustained a possible broken wrist and Victim #2 received stitches.
Today police said as a result of an intense follow up by the Berkeley Township Detective Bureau, an arrest was made regarding the assault and alleged stabbing.
Arrested was a Kwasi Mayweather 31 of Belmont Ave in Bayville. Mayweather was charged with one count of disorderly conduct for the physical altercation. It was determined through the course of the investigation that no evidence existed regarding the other occupant of the vehicle having committed a crime.
Further, details involving the alleged stabbing and injuries sustained as a result of this incident and are still under investigation as evidence is being processed. More charges are possible as the investigation continues.