During a rant, a Pennsylvania man slapped a Burger King employee across the face

Burger King customer, 21, hits worker after accusing colleague of 'making his nuggets too spicy'

During an angry outburst, a Burger King customer slapped a staff member across the face and was charged.

The incident occurred at a fast food establishment in Pennsylvania, when a customer, identified as 21-year-old Austin Addison, challenged a male employee.

The video, which showed Addison, clad in a black t-shirt and shorts, bending over the counter and tossing menus in the air while he yelled, has gone viral.

Because just a portion of the confrontation was captured on video, it’s unclear what provoked the diatribe. According to one person on social media, Addison ordered chicken nuggets from the restaurant. When he got less than he expected, he was angry.

They wrote:

Apparently, he got shorted some nuggets and said the person working could only count when stealing stuff and was going to get them put in jail (somehow) and the manager had some words with him and he slapped the manager.

Fox News reported that Addison’s outburst was allegedly fuelled by racism, though there is no evidently racist language heard in the video.

Though only one employee could be seen in the footage, Addison appeared to be talking about another worker when he shouted, ‘She should be in f*cking jail for robbery and stealing stuff.’

A woman in the background could be heard responding before the customer continued, ‘She needs to get the f*ck out of here before I get her put in jail for the rest of her life.’

The male employee tried to put a stop to Addison’s aggression by pointing out that he was on camera, but the customer appeared unconcerned about the fact his actions were being recorded.

He reached out and slapped the employee hard across the face, causing his glasses to fly off, before he turned and stormed out of the restaurant.

Addison, who has since been dubbed by social media users as ‘Burger King Kevin’, was later picked up by police and charged with harassment, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief, TMZ reports.

There were rumours Addison was fired from his job at Harbor Freight Tools as a result of his actions in the viral video, but a representative for the company said that Addison was no longer an employee there at the time of the incident – though the company made clear they don’t condone his actions.

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