A California woman is wanted by police for allegedly assaulting a store manager when denied ketchup last month at a Santa Ana McDonald’s restaurant.
According to a Santa Ana Police Department news release, the altercation occurred at approximately 11 p.m. at a McDonald’s located in the 1500 block of North Bristol Street, on October 27. The female suspect reportedly “became enraged” after going through the restaurant’s drive-thru, where she believed she didn’t receive “enough ketchup,” KTLA reports, citing authorities.
She then apparently walked through an entrance designated for employees. When a manager confronted the woman and told her she needed to leave, the suspect became “combative,” according to officials.
“The suspect pushed, punched, and choked the victim,” the news release stated.
A surveillance video released by the police department showed the reported assault taking place near a cash register by the drive-thru window of the establishment. The suspect appeared to physically attack at least two employees.
A man thought to have accompanied the woman eventually walked through a door and led her out of the restaurant. Police stressed to KTLA that the male subject “is not in trouble,” but indicated that they would like to talk to him in order to help identify the female suspect.
“We’re actually grateful for the service he provided, he stopped the assault. But…we believe if you don’t know her, but you might know him—our intent is to get her identified,” Cpl. Anthony Bertagna stated. “She’s the one that committed the crime. There’s no reason to physically assault someone because you didn’t get enough ketchup.”
Police described the suspect as a Hispanic female with brown hair, approximately 20 to 25 years old. She donned a pink shirt with gray sweatpants when the incident occurred.
Anyone with information into the case is urged to call the PIS L. Delisle at 714-245-8647 or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS.
[Feature Photo: Santa Ana Police Department]