An irate McDonald’s manager punched a customer in the face during a heated argument over a service dog that the customer brought into the Cobb County restaurant.
The customer, Jennifer Schwenker, told police that the incident occurred on July 12 at the McDonald’s restaurant on Bells Ferry Road in Marietta, Georgia.
Schwenker said she took her autistic twin sons to lunch at the restaurant, along with their service dog.
But Georgia law is clear on service dogs being allowed everywhere in Georgia, including inside restaurants. Schwenker said she informed Allen of the law that’s been on the books for years.
Still, Allen continued to argue with Schwenker, even pursuing her down the hall and into the restroom.
When Schwenker lost track of one of her twins, she threw down her soda and went to look for him. That’s when Allen, who thought Schwenker intentionally splashed her with the soda, placed her child on a counter and chased after Schwenker. Surveillance video shows two of Allen’s co-workers attempting to hold Allen back.
Allen caught up with Schwenker outside in the parking lot where she allegedly punched Schwenker in the face. An arrest warrant has been issued for Allen’s arrest.
When a WSBTV reporter contacted the McDonald’s franchise owner to get a statement she was told that Allen no longer worked for McDonald’s.