Police in Pickens, Mississippi arrested a woman after she assaulted employees and caused extensive damage to a McDonald’s restaurant because they refused to serve the overweight customer more food. Ten people were hospitalized and nearly 30,000 dollars damage was done to the restaurant.
Police say Georgina “Speck” Tyler, 31, of Danscreek, Mississippi, allegedly tossed a Christmas tree through a window, punched an employee in the face and attempted to kill two others during an hour-long melee. The woman, weighing nearly four hundred pounds, had already eaten six super-sized meals when she was denied further service, triggering the rampage.
According to police reports, Tyler had been eating non-stop for two hours prior to returning to the counter to order more. When the cashier told her that she was shut off, Tyler became argumentative and threatened the cashier.
Witnesses say that the cashier, Thomas Linker, 17, then called Tyler “a disgusting corn-fed sow,” at which point the hungry heifer rolled over the counter and bear-hugged Linker, breaking his eyeglasses and making it difficult for him to breathe.
After fellow employees’ failed attempts to extricate the constricted employee from the clutches of the hungry beast, restaurant manager, Paul Smith, hit Tyler on the head with a Ronald McDonald House fundraising jar, causing her to release the now-blue employee. Tyler then chased after Smith, threatening to “rip his balls off and toss them in the deep fryer.” As Tyler pursued Smith, she slipped on grease and landed on top of the unfortunate fellow, breaking his leg and pinning him to the floor. Tyler proceeded to assault the manager with her fists, pummeling him for some time before employees were able to lure the manatee-sized gal off of him with a box of McNuggets tied to a string.
Employees managed to corner the unemployed mother of seven and tossed food to her until police arrived. When they arrived, the woman had settled down but authorities still had a difficult time arresting her.
“Imagine trying to lift an uncooperative sea walrus who’s covered in cholesterol-friendly oil,” said Pickens police officer, Jerry Clower. “I’m pretty sure I fucked up my back.”
Police called for the help of local hero Mike Kenyatta. Kenyatta has won the Greased Pig Roundup at the Pickens County Fair for seven straight years. After 30 minutes struggling with the woman, he was finally able to subdue the beast and hogtie her hooves.
“She was a fighter,” said Mike. “Dang thing bit me five times.”
McDonald’s director of public relations, Jerome Tabbot, said that the company stands by the actions of its employees who refuse to feed obese eaters.
“All of our employees are required to be ServSafe-certified, and we stand by any employee’s decision to refuse service if a patron appears to be obese. The ServSafe program teaches employees to look for signs of obesity. Food-stained shirts, onion breath, exposed blubber, cankles, clothing made of stretchable material, chubby cheeks, and belt loosening are all common signs that a patron may be obese.””
Police charged Georgina Tyler with attempted murder, assault, destruction of private property, and public obesity.
Tyler said, “I’ve done nothing wrong. This is everyone else’s fault.”
Tyler said she will be filing lawsuits against McDonald’s, the eight employees, the manager, the grease manufacturer, the Pickens police and fire departments, a man who happened to be walking by the restaurant during the incident, Michael Kenyatta, President Obama, the manufacturer of the decorative holiday tree that she tossed through the window, and a few others, as soon as she thinks of them.