Subway Patron Allegedly Assaults Staffer With Sandwich

( — A Florida man was arrested last week and charged with battery after causing a “disturbance” at a Stuart, Florida, Subway restaurant after the sub he ordered had not been cut in half, the New York Post reported.

The Martin County Sheriff’s Department took 54-year-old Alberto De Barros into custody after deputies were called to the Subway restaurant just after 5:00 p.m. on January 9.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Subway employee Cassandra Pierre-Louis informed the deputies that the suspect had gotten upset with her when he discovered that the sandwich he ordered had not been cut in half.

After a brief argument, De Barros caused a “disruptive scene,” prompting Pierre-Louis to inform him that she would no longer serve him. De Barros immediately made a phone call. As he was speaking on the phone, De Barros threw the sandwich at Pierre-Louis, hitting her in the “mid to lower body section,” the affidavit stated.

De Barros stormed out of the subway, with Pierre-Louis following after him. She captured cell phone footage of De Barros for “evidence” of his “demeanor” and got a shot of his license plate number.

De Barros was later arrested for misdemeanor battery and was held at Martin County Jail until the following day, when he posted the $1,000 bond.

An arraignment hearing is scheduled for February 1.

In a more serious fast-food fracas in early October, a Taco Bell customer was arrested by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police after he shot an employee over a dispute about the change.

According to police, the suspect, later identified as 67-year-old Andrew McLendon, allegedly became aggressive in the drive-through lane when he thought the Taco Bell employee had short-changed him. He reportedly left the drive-through and entered the restaurant, where he continued to cause a scene. Eventually, McLendon grew so angry that he pulled a firearm and started shooting before fleeing the scene.

Responding officers arrived at the restaurant, where they found an employee who had been shot multiple times.

The suspect’s vehicle was located at an apartment complex, where he was taken into custody without incident on multiple charges, including assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

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