A US woman who admitted jumping over a counter at a McDonald's restaurant and starting a fight is now suing a cashier who beat her with a metal grill scraper.
Myika Darbeau and Rachel Edwards both pleaded guilty to starting the fight on October 13 in New York under a deal that saw them avoid jail time, NY Daily News reports.
Darbeau has now filed a suit with the Manhattan Supreme Court alleging that McDonald's cashier Rayon McIntosh used "unnecessary, excessive and unlawful force" when he retaliated.
Mobile phone footage of the incident shows the women initiating the fight with Mr McIntosh and jumping over the counter before he fights back using the metal grill scraper.
Darbeau suffered a fractured skull and broken arm.
She is now also suing the owner of the McDonald's franchise, saying there was inadequate security in the restaurant and the store should never have hired someone who had such "brutal, dangerous, vicious propensities".
Police initially arrested Mr McIntosh, who was recently released from jail on manslaughter and assault charges, believing he assaulted Darbeau and Edwards.
A jury opted not to indict him after seeing the mobile phone video.
The fight was sparked after Mr McIntosh inspected a $50 note the women gave him to pay for their food.
After the women were sentenced to probation in September, Mr McIntosh said he was pleased with the court's decision and did not want them to go to jail.
"I'm not angry at them, I'm hoping these two young ladies learn something from this and stay on the right path," he said.
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