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N.J. McDonald’s assault suspect Rashon East faces 5 years in prison over a Filet-o-Fish sandwich

eastrashon040610_optAngry 34-year-old from New Brunswick climbed in a drive-through window after being frustrated by his slow order

BY ALICIA CRUZ
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

South Brunswick Police say the man in the Route 1 McDonald's smack-down video has turned himself in as of 11:30 a.m. Monday. Police say after the video was televised they received a number of tips identifying Rashon East, 34, as the culprit.

The suspect said he and his children saw the video footage of the assault televised and he decided it was time to turn himself in. Police have charged the late-night muncher with simple assault and making terroristic threats. If convicted, East could be sentenced up to 5 years in prison.

 

All he wanted was a Filet-o-Fish sandwich, but he lost his cool and things got out of hand from there. Police say East paid for his order, but became angry because he felt it took the worker too long to bring his sandwich. That's when police say East, of New Brunswick, climbed through the pickup window, hollered at the employee, then pushed him against the counter before threatening him then slapping the worker in the face.

According to the State Department of Corrections, East served 30 months in prison from 1996 to 1998 for a drug conviction. He was released on a complaint, pending his first court appearance on April 13.

 
Comments (10)
wut
10 Thursday, 08 April 2010 23:49
uniquename
statisically, *~*~black people~*~* become enraged more quickly and uncontrollably than any other race. Ask your friends, behind closed doors they will agree! You all know Im right, even you *~*black people~*~ cant deny it. :]
The biggest mortal threat in a high volume black community is his fellow black brotha's epic rage.
9 Thursday, 08 April 2010 09:07
dffdkj
big deal who cares it was a sandwich and a person woohoo lets alert the president the worlds gonna end. lmfao get a life
LOL
8 Wednesday, 07 April 2010 23:21
Bob Cipher
I'm white and I hate white people. I'm sorry but it's true,
7 Wednesday, 07 April 2010 22:21
Tyrone
McDonoos am raysis.
6 Wednesday, 07 April 2010 20:40
Andre G.
Not everything has to do with race. Why is it that a black man assaults a white man because of a sandwich and all of a sudden it's "OH MY GOD IT"S BECAUSE HE HATES WHITE PEOPLE." He was obviously just upset and hungry. Doesn't make what he did right, or racially motivated. Stop trying to make things more complicated than they have to be. Really, people.
5 Wednesday, 07 April 2010 09:04
Bob Hope
Everyone does hate white people! Black on white crime, is simply crime. White on black crime is a hate crime. "Larry's missing Brain" should bury his comments like they did the word nigger. Wait did I say nigger? I can't say nigger! I'm sorry I said nigger!
4 Tuesday, 06 April 2010 23:33
Larry's Missing Brain
Cue the racist idiot crowd flocking in to point out the man was black and either make racist remarks or play the "EVERYONE HATES WHITE PEOPLE" victim card.

... oh, wait, they already posted. Man, they're quick!
3 Tuesday, 06 April 2010 22:40
Larry
McDonalds is always making strong african-american role models such as this individual wait for their fillet-o-fish sandwiches. Pure racism. I bet if a white guy ordered a fillet-o-fish, he would have received it in a timely manner. This worker was just axing for trouble and the truff is he got what he deserved.
2 Tuesday, 06 April 2010 21:41
Niles
He seems to have chimped out.
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