Posted June 15, 2010 at 12:31 p.m., updated June 15, 2010 at 12:38 p.m.
An Immokalee man was squeezed behind bars after police say he became sour over the lack of lemonade at a local fast food restaurant.
Burger King manager Brenda Jackson, 51, said a drive-thru customer, later identified as Pedro Vargas, 36, of the 200 block of North 3rd Street, Immokalee, began screaming at her after she informed Vargas that the restaurant was out of lemonade on Sunday night.
Jackson said Vargas got out of his pick-up truck, reached through the drive-thru window and grabbed her by the shirt nearly pushing her down.
A female passenger in the vehicle was pleading for Vargas to settle down and let go, Jackson said.
Vargas eventually released Jackson, got back in his truck without ordering any food and went across the street to another fast food restaurant.
Witness Karen Guzman, 32, also a Burger King employee, said she saw the man, who wanted the lemonade, attack the manager.
Jackson said Vargas smelled of alcohol. Jackson and Guzman both got the license plate number of the gray pick-up truck Vargas was driving.
Deputies later caught up with Vargas at his home, arrested him and charged him with battery.
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