The Patriot Ledger
Last update Oct 08, 2009 @ 05:09 PM
QUINCY —The cashier gave them a small french fries, not a large. For most McDonald’s customers, a forgivable mistake. Not for these two, police said.
The man and woman turned violent, hurling coins and plastic safety cones at cashiers in the North Quincy restaurant, injuring one, police said. The incident Tuesday night was the second assault on fast food employees in less than a week on the South Shore.
Christina Galipeau, 22, of 70 Bay State Road, and Eugene Jackson, 33, of Dorchester, pleaded innocent on Wednesday to assault charges at their arraignment in Quincy District Court.
Judge Kevin O’Dea released Galipeau on her own recognizance and ordered a $1,000 bail for Jackson, who was wanted on two warrants issued in other courts in drug and assault cases.
O’Dea ordered Galipeau and Jackson to stay out of the McDonald’s at 275 Hancock St. and to make no contact with the cashiers.
When police were called at 11:23 p.m., Jackson, Galipeau and her sister had already left in their car.
A cashier who took their order told police that when Galipeau complained of getting the wrong size fries, she gave her a large fries and handed her change. The women exchanged words, and the cashier said Galipeau threw the change at her, hitting her in the face.
Jackson picked up a two-foot tall cone from the mopped floor and hurled it at the cashier and another employee, a 54-year-old woman, police said.
In the parking lot, Jackson allegedly threw another plastic cone at the second cashier, who had run outside to write down their license plate number. The second cashier was struck in the face, leaving a cut on her nose.
The first cashier and Galipeau fought and pulled each other’s hair before the altercation ended, according to the report.
Quincy police traced the car to Galipeau’s home and officers arrived as the trio pulled up to the house.
Jackson was charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (plastic cone) and giving false information to a police officer. Galipeau was charged with assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (shod foot).
Last Thursday, a couple apparently upset that their food order was slow in arriving, allegedly punched and kicked another customer at the Kentucky Fried Chicken in Norwell. Jared Garfagna, 31, and Sara Mohn, 24, both of Marshfield, allegedly yelled profanities at restaurant employees and attacked another man who asked them to stop because children were in line.
Garfagna and Mohn were each charged with assault.
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Tags: McDonalds, fries, assault, fast food freak out
Location: Quincy, Massachusetts, United States (load item map)
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