McDonald's manager punches customer | Crime
MARIETTA, Ga. -- Authorities say the manager of a Marietta McDonald's is accused of punching a mother after she brought her autistic children and a service dog inside the restaurant.
Cobb County officials issued a warrant charging Tiffany Denise Allen with simple battery and disorderly conduct.
The warrant states that Jennifer Schwenker entered the McDonald's with her twins and service dog last week, and that Allen, who was off-duty at the time, became irate the dog was inside.
Police said Allen followed the mother around the restaurant, then punched her in the face in the parking lot.
McDonald's franchisees J.M. and Jan Owens released a statement on Friday:
At our McDonald's restaurant, we respect and value our customers. Their safety and well-being is always a top priority.
We strive to comply with all applicable laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is our policy to make our restaurants accessible to all customers, including those with disabilities and special needs, whether or not they need the assistance of service animals.
We are fully cooperating with the police department in their investigation, and the individual involved is no longer employed by our company.
Beyond that, it would be inappropriate to comment further on a pending police matter.