Man admits assaulting fast food restaurant staff

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A TEENAGER got angry at a McDonald’s Drive-Thru, climbed through the serving hatch and assaulted staff.

Danny Sean Jones, 19, head-butted one staff member and punched another, a court heard.

He left but returned still angry and then tried to smash windows at the restaurant at Halton, Chirk, on the night of November 14.

Jones, of Highfields, Chirk, admitted two assaults and attempted criminal damage.
He was bailed pending sentence on condition he does not enter McDonald’s, approach staff or appear drunk in public.

Wrexham Magistrates’ Court, sitting at Mold, heard Jones had drunk 15 Jack Daniels and Coke and could remember little of the incident.

Prosecutor Elizabeth Bell said Jones and his mother arrived at the Drive-Thru on the Sunday at about 1am and ordered food at the hatch.

A woman walked onto the forecourt and persuaded his mum to buy her a burger.

But the woman walked away before the order was completed, Jones asked for a refund for the burger but was refused.

Miss Bell said Jones got out of his car, climbed through the service hatch to an area where he had no right to be and was told to leave. He head-butted staff member Samuel Davies.

Colleague Matthew Evans saw what was happening and got Jones in a headlock and ejected him through the fire escape but outside Jones punched him in the mouth.

About half an hour later Jones was back with a two-foot-long piece of wood which he used to hit the windows.

Police were called, he was arrested, and on the way to the police station, Jones said: “I wanted to smash the windows but I didn’t realise how thick they were.”

Justine McVitie, defending, said Jones’ best mitigation was his prompt guilty pleas.

It was “a frightening and unnecessary” experience for all concerned. He had told police how sorry he was when charged.

At the time he was having child access difficulties, he had drunk 15 Jack Daniels and Coke and he recalled little about the offence.

Fortunately, the injuries he inflicted were minimal, said Miss Bell.

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