A confrontation at a Michigan Tim Hortons hit a boiling point after video appears to show a worker picking up a cups of hot coffee then throwing them at a customer.
Surveillance footage from October shows the incident began at a Westland location after a male customer placed an empty cup inside the drive-thru window with a request the employee inside throw it out.
She refused, and in turn, the customer didn’t take his hot coffee order from her. Video shows him beginning to drive away when a 19-year-old male employee appears, takes the coffee from his co-worker’s hand, and throws it at the car.
The customer is also shown walking up to the window, throwing a cup of cold coffee at the employee.
Watch footage of the incident here:
The video is being released now as part of a lawsuit, CBS-affiliate WWMT reports.
But, according to lawyer Majed Moughni, hot coffee wasn’t the only thing thrown at his client. Timbits were also tossed — as well as racial slurs.
“No one should be served hot coffee on their face,” Moughni told WDIV. “My client was called an Arab, that he should go back to the Middle East.”
Moughni said the employee is the “real criminal” and should be charged with “felonious” assault.
In a statement to Deadline Detroit, the company said safety remains top-of-mind.
“Guest safety is of paramount concern to Tim Horton’s. We were aware of the incident in October and the franchisee has taken the appropriate steps to address the matter.”
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