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CDP seeking man who threw coffee at McDonald’s employee
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A 20- to 25-year-old man just prior to his alleged assault of a teenage employee at the Wall Street McDonald’s in Camden on the evening of Dec. 21. Due to a previous lead not working out, the CPD is releasing this image and a video available on our Facebook page.

McDonald's Coffee Suspect

Surveillance footage -- sped up by the Camden Police Department -- shows a man at the Wall Street McDonald's drive-through who allegedly threw coffee at a 16-year-old employee on Dec. 21, 2018. Look for the red Ford Focus part way through the video.

Around 9:40 p.m. Dec. 21, 2018, a 20- to 25-year-old man threw a fresh cup of coffee at a 16-year-old girl working at the drive through of the Wall Street McDonald’s near I-20. Luckily, according to a Camden Police Department (CPD) report, the girl did not suffer any injuries and refused treatment from emergency medical services.

Nonetheless, CPD officers wanted to find the young man responsible for the assault. The initial investigation hit a roadblock, so the CPD is now releasing a video, which can be seen above, and photographs of the man.

“We had a lead that we thought would be productive, but it didn’t work out,” CPD Chief Joe Floyd said Wednesday morning. “We hope the pictures will help someone to identify him for us.”

According to the CPD’s report, the victim reported that the man drove up in a red Ford Focus and asked for a large order of fries, saying he was unsatisfied with the service because he was waiting too long. The girl said he asked to speak to the manager, to which she answered, “OK.”

At that point, she told officers, the man rolled his eyes and then told her he didn’t care about her or her rolling her own eyes, which she said she didn’t do. She also said that he threatened to throw the hot coffee in her face.

The victim said the man called her back to the window and, unbeknownst to her, had removed the lid off the, which he then threw at her.

Anyone with information about the assault at the Exit 98 McDonald’s is asked to call the CPD at 425-6025.