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Wawa Employee Battered with Undercooked Spicy Chicken

A Florida man who has a long criminal history is facing charges after he allegedly pelted a convenience store worker with a piece of chicken coated with spicy sauce because he did not think it was fully cooked.

Early in the morning on December 17, a 32-year-old man from St. Petersburg walked into a local Wawa convenience store. While he was there, he ordered chicken covered with spicy Nashville sauce.

According to reports, when he received his food and began to eat it, he believed that it was undercooked. The man allegedly got angry and decided to bring it back to the counter, and he issued his complaint to the employee who initially served him. Few words were spoken before the man allegedly used the chicken to batter the worker. He allegedly threw the underprepared poultry in the direction of the employee, and it struck them in the face. The fiery sauce reportedly splashed into the worker’s eye.

Just before 1:30 AM, the police were notified about the incident. Deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office went to the location to investigate, and they identified the suspect. According to the police report, the deputies believed the man was under the influence of alcohol, and they noted that they were not sure if he had taken drugs.

The suspect, who has several prior convictions, including one for aggravated assault, was taken into custody and booked into the Pinellas County Jail. He is facing preliminary charges of misdemeanor simple battery without bodily harm. He was released at approximately 12:00 PM after he posted a $500 bond.

It was noted that the Wawa employee was not injured during the incident.

If you or someone you love is suspected of an assault or battery offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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