McDonald’s employee blinds customer following disagreement

McDonald’s employee blinds customer following disagreement
Darrell Haynes

A short-tempered employee of a Chicago McDonald’s who followed a customer out to the parking lot after a heated exchanged has been charged with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm. In this case, “great bodily harm” translates to permanent blindness in the right eye after being struck with such force as to rupture the eyeball and dislocate the lens.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Darrell Haynes, 35, was ordered held in lieu of $40,000 bail Sunday for his Feb. 25 attack on a customer.

Haynes got into an argument with a customer while working the register at the McDonald’s near West Madison Street and South Western Avenue, according to court records and Assistant State’s Attorney Jennifer Walsh.

Haynes followed the man, whose age was not given in court records, outside…, Walsh said.

The identify of the customer has not been revealed.

The owner of the franchise where the assault took place, Ron Lofton, told the Daily Mail that Haynes “is no longer employed by my organization,” emphasizing that “nothing is more important to me than the safety and well-being of my customers and employees.”

Two days after the incident occurred, Haynes posted the following to his Facebook page:

Like me when Im mad

No argument here.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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