A man who drives for Grubhub allegedly hit two Tampa Burger King employees when he reportedly became irritated by the amount of time he had to wait before his order would be ready.
43-year-old Daniel Delellis lives in Clearwater, Florida, and works as a food delivery driver for Grubhub.
Around 5:00 pm on December 28, Delellis was reportedly inside a Burger King fast-food restaurant to retrieve an order. When he approached the counter and asked for the edibles Delellis was informed that his order was not yet ready.
Delellis allegedly became rather upset after learning he would have to stand by for his order and the man went out the front door of the establishment.
According to the police report, Delellis grabbed a large standing ashtray approximated at 3-feet-tall and lifted it off the ground before allegedly swinging it at the entrance to the Burger King.
One of the workers on duty approached Delellis, who was still reportedly wielding the ashtray, and the man allegedly forcefully hit the employee in the chest with the object.
A second employee was allegedly hit in the face when Delellis was informed by them that he needed to depart from the location.
The Clearwater Police Department sent officers to the location, and they reported that with witness statements and the noticeable reddening upon the second victim’s cheek that was assumed to have been caused by Delellis, they had probable cause to place him under arrest.
Delellis was booked into the Pinellas County Jail for suspicion of two misdemeanor counts of battery, where he is being held on a $1,000 bail.
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