Authorities announced Wednesday that they’ve arrested a California woman who was allegedly filmed last month beating a McDonald’s manager because she didn’t get enough ketchup.
Santa Ana police Corporal Anthony Bertagna said Mayra Berenice Gallo, 24, was jailed Tuesday in connection with the incident. Police previously released video apparently showing Gallo, a drive-thru customer, entering the Santa Ana location at around 11 p.m. on October 27 using an employee-only door and assaulting the female manager.
“She didn’t get her ketchup, or enough,” Bertagna said, according to The Orange County Register. “An employee in the back (of the restaurant) had told her she couldn’t go inside, but she did. She was on a mission.”
KTLA reported that Gallo entered the restricted area asking for ketchup, prompting the 22-year-old manager to tell her that she needed to leave. Police said the suspect “became combative,” punching and kicking the manager as another employee attempted to stop the altercation.
A man with Gallo is believed to have pulled her off the manager. The pair were reportedly seen leaving the McDonald’s moments later.
Santa Ana police said they received multiple tips leading them to Gallo. They added that they have no new information on the man apparently with Gallo on the night in question.
“We got numerous calls and one TV-station viewer gave us the specific address where she resides,” Bertagna told The Register.
According to KFSN, detectives arrested Gallo without incident as she left her home. She was booked into jail on suspicion of assault and her bail was set at $15,000.
[Featured image: Mayra Berenice Gallo/Santa Ana Police Department video screengrab]