A stabbing broke out at McDonald’s after a customer was displeased with his morning cup of joe. This McDonald’s coffee stabbing took place Tuesday around 8:20am.
The crime happened at the New York City McDonald’s on Eight Avenue near West 35th Street in Midtown. According to reports, a morning customer became upset that his coffee was too sweet. The customer started arguing with the security guard before taking the disagreement outside.
While on the street, the caffeinated stabber took out an “unknown cutting device,” and stabbed a 57-year-old man who was also eating at the McDonald’s. It is unclear how this man got involved in the argument and whether he was trying to join or stop the fight.
The victim was taken to the hospital and treated for a wound in his stomach. According to the NYPD, he is in stable condition. Police are still looking for the suspect in the McDonald’s coffee stabbing and are asking for help from the public in locating him.
The stabber ran off after the crime and his location is unknown. According to video surveillance footage, the suspect is a bearded man wearing a black newsboy hat and carrying many tote bags. The photos were released to the public on Thursday and police are hoping that someone recognizes him.
This is not the first time that a stabbing has taken place in a McDonald’s in the Tri-State area. Last March, a boy was stabbed in the neck while waiting in line at McDonalds with his family.
This stabbing took place in a McDonald’s in Pittsburg, PA. The family had come to the restaurant to grab a quick meal when Charles Edward Turner came up and stabbed their 12-year-old son with a box cutter.
The boy was taken to the hospital in critical condition, but after the doctors efforts he was able to reach stable condition. Turner was taken in by police and at the time he faced multiple charges including four counts of aggravated assault and criminal attempt homicide.
According to court documents, the 51-year-old resisted arrest by punching and kicking the officers, which left two of them with minor injuries and one officer with cuts on his face.
The motive of the stabbing was unclear and Turner’s bail was denied when he entered court.
Another McDonald’s stabbing took place in New York last year. Davine Bookman entered the McDonald’s in East Greenbush, NY and decided to stab a worker that was behind the counter.
The victim was stabbed multiple times and taken to the hospital while Bookman left the scene and took off in his white sedan. Police found the suspect hiding in a culvert pipe in the woods behind the Capital View Apartments. He was taken to Rensselaer County Jail.
In Ohio, earlier this year a woman was charged for reportedly attacking McDonald’s employees after they refused to mix two different flavors of slushies.
Cherysse Cleveland allegedly tried to hit employees who were working behind the counter, according to WKYC.
“Are you f—–g crazy? Don’t touch me!” a McDonald’s employee says to the woman in a video that went viral at the time.