COBB COUNTY, GEORGIA — Smyrna police officers are searching for a woman who they say was seen on a surveillance camera pepper spraying a Wendy’s manager over a wrong order.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, it was almost closing time, around 11 p.m. on March 5, when an unknown woman pulls up to the drive-thru at Wendy’s fast food restaurant on 4932 South Cobb Drive.
She gets out of her vehicle, a gray Hyundai, and approaches the window and begins arguing with an employee, accusing them of getting her order wrong multiple times.
Apparently, the woman was claiming she hadn’t received the food she initially ordered.
The Manager Intervenes
When the manager heard the commotion, he immediately steps in an effort to diffuse the situation; however, things took a criminal turn.
Wendy’s surveillance camera captured the woman walk to her vehicle and return with a cigarette and a lighter, along with mace in her hands.
As the manager turned his back, the woman put her hand inside the window and pepper sprayed the manager in the mouth.
The manager immediately backs away from the window. That’s when the woman walks back to her vehicle and fleed the scene.
Video Of Customer Pepper Spraying Wendy’s Manager
Wendy’s Customers React To The Pepper-Spraying Incident
The incident left Wendy’s employees on edge, including their customers.
Many believe the woman needs help, and they are hoping that Smyrna police captures her before she hurts herself or someone else.
Customer Tony Phillips gave his input on the matter saying, “I’m sure it has nothing to do with the food. I’m sure it had everything to do with what was leading up in her day, what might be going on in her life.”
Another customer said, “Well, we’re living in some critical times. One: people aren’t taught. Two: people don’t even know that they’re rude.”
Police are now turning to the public for help in identifying the woman. If you have any information, you are asked to call Smyrna police at 770-434-9481.