Henry County

Splenda packet prompts viral video of customer attacking metro McDonald’s employee

LOCUST GROVE, Ga. — Two people have been arrested after being caught on camera in a viral video that appears to show an angry customer attacking a McDonald’s employee.

Henry County police say the video was taken at the Locust Grove McDonald’s on Bill Gardner Parkway last month.

Police say Marshall and Crystal Wallace were told they would have to go inside the fast food restaurant to get a packet of Splenda.

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The video then shows a woman, who police identify as Crystal Wallace, throwing a drink and attempting to hit an employee. Police say Marshall Wallace then entered the McDonald’s location through the drive-thru window and hit the manager in the leg with a chair.

Several 16-year-old employees said they hid in a refrigerator, fearing for their lives.

“I was scared, because like, you never know how crazy people are like,” one employee told Channel 2′s Matt Johnson. “He could have had a gun and shoot us all.”


Video shows another worker throw a drink on the couple’s car in response, which only made the irate customer more upset.

Both Marshall and Crystal Wallace were arrested on Tuesday during a traffic stop in Walton County.

Crystal Wallace is charged with simple assault, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. Marshall Wallace is charged with criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and simple battery.

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