FL - Man attacks McDonald's employee in dispute over straws, St. Petersburg, 31 Dec 2018

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  1. cybervampira

    cybervampira Well-Known Member

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    St. Petersburg Police Department

    SPPD Arrest Man in Viral McDonald's Video

    Shortly after the tussle occurred in the McDonald's, SPPD arrested the man who grabbed the employee.

    Here's the whole story:

    On Monday, Dec. 31st, around 6:50pm at the McDonald's (located at 4595 34th St. S), a customer and an employee got into a verbal argument about straws.

    The customer, Daniel Taylor reached over the counter and grabbed an employee, Yasmine James, who defended herself by punching Taylor in the face as he held on to her shirt's collar. After a short struggle, Taylor and James were separated.

    Taylor continued to yell at employees, when the manager asked him to leave the premises.

    Before leaving the restaurant, Taylor kicked McDonald's Employee Tateona Bell in the stomach as she stood near the exit door.

    Police were called and began an investigation. Officers reviewed video of the incident at the scene.

    Shortly thereafter, Comm Center received a call from 1800 34th St. S for a report of an un-armed robbery. When the officers arrived, they recognized the complainant as the same man from the video at McDonald's and took him into custody.

    Taylor faces two charges of Simple Battery.

    Report# 2018-056359
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    Man attacks McDonald's employees in dispute over straws, police say
     
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    Yasmine James: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com

    Yasmine James, the young woman who fought back against an assailant at a St. Petersburg, Florida McDonald’s said she was injured and is planning on suing Daniel Taylor, the man now charged with battery, as is witnessed in the viral video of the attack.
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  3. oceanstarryeyes

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    Sounds like Daniel Taylor got up on the wrong side of the bed that morning.
     
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    Daniel Willis Taylor may not have a bed. It's reported that he is "a transient man":

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nati...t-viral/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a9e5b26ca709

    January 3 at 9:36 PM
    [...]
    Biandudi watched as an insult-ridden, profanity-laced argument about straws escalated between the customer, a tall white man, and the employee, a young black woman. That’s when she pulled out her phone.

    “I said, this is getting a little heated here,” Biandudi told The Post. “I better get my camera ready in case somebody needs to know what happened.”

    As soon as Biandudi began recording, the argument turned physical.
    [...]
    Later Monday evening, police arrested Daniel Willis Taylor, a transient man who had just turned 40 the day before the incident, according to an arrest affidavit from the St. Petersburg Police Department.
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    https://ccmspa.pinellascounty.org/PublicAccess/default.aspx
    STATE OF FLORIDA vs. TAYLOR, DANIEL WILLIS
    Case No. 18-19876-MM

    DEFENDANT TAYLOR, DANIEL WILLIS
    TRANSIENT
    CLEARWATER, FL 33762


    Male White

    DOB: 12/30/1978
    5' 8", 135 lbs

    OTHER EVENTS AND HEARINGS
    01/01/2019 ADVISORY - MALE, MISDEMEANOR (8:30 AM) (Judicial Officer LABRUZZO, CHRISTOPHER M)

    SPN/PersonID: 2069923 Case Number: 18-19876-MM Name: TAYLOR, DANIEL Booking Number: SO1785185
    Result: HEARING HELD
    01/01/2019 COMPLAINT & ADVISORY Doc # 1
    01/01/2019 ORDER OF PROBABLE CAUSE FOUND Doc # 2
    01/01/2019 PD APPOINTED WRITTEN PLEA NG BY PD & DEMAND FOR DISCOVERY Doc # 3

    - PROVISIONAL FOR EXTRADITION
    01/01/2019 ADV HRG - NO CHANGE IN BOND Doc # 4
    01/01/2019 NO CONTACT Doc # 5

    VICTIM DIRECT OR INDIRECT
    01/01/2019 STAY AWAY FROM Doc # 6
    MCDONALDS OF OFFENSE
    01/01/2019 INVESTIGATIVE COSTS REQUESTED Doc # 7
     
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    McDonald’s corporation. . . has placed Ms. James on leave. . .
    Attacked St. Pete McDonald's employee hires Clearwater parking lot shooting attorney
    January 3, 2019
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    ST. PETERSBURG — The woman who fought off a man who attacked her over a lack of readily available straws in a McDonald’s lobby has hired a prominent local attorney to represent her.

    Yasmine James, 20, on Wednesday hired Clearwater-based attorney Michele Rayner-Goolsby. Rayner-Goolsby is also the attorney for the family of Markeis McGlockton, the man gunned down in a Clearwater parking lot last July in an incident that reignited national fervor over Florida’s stand your ground law.
    [...]
    “While (attacker Daniel) Taylor was arrested, the McDonald’s corporation has yet to release a statement about the incident and has placed Ms. James on leave,” Rayner-Goolsby said in a news release. “This case is a clear example of how white privilege and male privilege too often leave Black women alone to defend themselves in the face of harm.”
    [...]

    Update: Black Woman Defends Herself From Attack By A White Man At McDonald’s [VIDEO]
    UPDATE 1/3/19 8:45 AM:
    In an interview with the Atlanta Black Star,Yasmine James, the McDonalds employee attacked by a customer, said she is still employed by the fast food chain. She confirms she is on leave and is receiving worker’s compensation for her injuries.
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    Wouldn't it be interesting if someone started a thread, complete with pictures, on ALL the attacks that happen these days. I know I'd enjoy it.
     
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    Very stressful life. :( A simple wrong straw would probably be enough to make him feel picked on.
     
  9. oceanstarryeyes

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    I’m sure the Retail Business was a safer place to be in the Customers Are Always Right days.
     
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    Transient means he doesn't stay in one place very long, so he likely has a bed to sleep in. He may stay at hotels/motels. His mistake was getting out of bed, IMO.

    I wonder if Taylor has a long rap sheet in other cities and in other states. That may be why he doesn't stay in one place for long. He may have warrants for his arrest elsewhere.

    I'm glad the employee wasn't fired. Having someone grab your clothing and pull you across the counter would cause anyone to panic. I hope she'll be okay; and also the employee who was kicked in the stomach.
     
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