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McDonald’s worker hurls protective plastic screen at customer who threw straws in her face in ugly spat in south east London

  • Video is believed to have been taken at McDonald’s in Penge, south east London
  • The customer, who isn’t wearing a mask, throws handful of straws at the worker
  • Member of staff shouts ‘get out’ at the man before hitting him with the screen 

This is the shocking moment a McDonald’s worker assaults a customer with a perspex screen during an argument.

The video is believed to have been taken at a fast food restaurant in Penge, south east London.  

Footage shows a man and a female worker arguing at one of the tills, before the member of staff hits him with an anti-coronavirus protective screen. 

The video showing a member of staff throwing a protective screen at a customer is believed to have been taken at a fast food restaurant in Penge, south east London

It is unclear how the argument started but the row soon escalates as the customer throws a handful of straws at the worker standing beside the partition

It is unclear how the argument started but the row soon escalates as the customer throws a handful of straws at the worker standing beside the partition

It is unclear how the argument started but the row soon escalates as the customer throws a handful of straws at the worker standing beside the partition.  

When he straws hit the workers face, she retaliates by first throwing the card machine at the customer. 

The member of staff, who is wearing a mask, shouts ‘get out’ at the customer before picking the screen up and hitting him with it.    

A bystander appears to try and talk to the customer, who tells them to ‘shut up’.

The member of staff, who is wearing a mask, shouts 'get out' at the customer before picking the screen up and hitting him with it

The member of staff, who is wearing a mask, shouts ‘get out’ at the customer before picking the screen up and hitting him with it

The customer, who is not wearing a mask, then goes back to the counter and picks up the box of napkins which he holds as he confronts the staff member

The customer, who is not wearing a mask, then goes back to the counter and picks up the box of napkins which he holds as he confronts the staff member 

The customer, who is not wearing a mask, then goes back to the counter and picks up the box of napkins. 

He shouts ‘shut up or I’ll smash you’ at the member of staff, who is also holding something in her hand in defence.  

The video, which was posted to social media and has been viewed nearly 39k times, has outraged users.

The member of staff throws a partition at the customer after he hits her with straws (pictured on the floor) in the video which was posted on social media

The member of staff throws a partition at the customer after he hits her with straws (pictured on the floor) in the video which was posted on social media  

It is unclear how the argument started but the shouts 'shut up or I'll smash you' at the member of staff as the row escalates

It is unclear how the argument started but the shouts ‘shut up or I’ll smash you’ at the member of staff as the row escalates 

One person said: ‘Thugs attacking staff is never ok. Plus you should be nice to whoever has a part in the food you are about to consume.’ 

However another added: ‘Good on her?! Don’t think straws count as assault but that plastic screen sure does.’    

McDonald’s and Metropolitan Police have been approached for comment.  

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