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By Kelly Coffey-Behrens on January 2, 2024 at 4:40 PM EST

A man was arrested after he grabbed another man's neck and attempted to dip his head into a deep fryer at McDonald's.

A North Carolina pastor, who has been identified as Dwayne Wayden, was charged with assault and battery after he stormed into a McDonald's and attacked his wife's co-worker for “disrespecting” her during her shift.

According to police, Wayden's wife, Latoya Gladney, was training as a manager at a North Carolina McDonald's, where one of her employees, allegedly ‘disrespected’ her.

Wayden (clearly) did not like the way the McDonald’s employee, whom police have identified as Theodore Naquan Garlington, allegedly treated his wife and decided to handle it by attempting to deep-fry his head.

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McDonald’s Employee Almost Has His Head Deep-Fried

Man Attempts To Deep-Fry Wife's Co-Workers Head At McDonald's

According to police, “The offender came into the McDonald’s on S Main Street, walked around the counter and placed his hands around the neck of the victim pushing his head toward the deep fryer.

“The offender also punched the offender several times on the face, and did not stop until several employees pulled the offender off of the victim,” the incident report stated, per PEOPLE.

Theodore Naquan Garlington, who was transported to a nearby hospital by his family, “suffered a large contusion to the forehead and right eye, along with scratches on his neck,” according to police.

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Alleged Assault At McDonald’s Caught On Video

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Police were able to review video footage from the day of the incident per the restaurant’s security cameras, which is what eventually led investigators to Wayden.

Police arrested Wayden without incident, and was charged with assault.

McDonald’s has yet to comment on the incident.

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McDonald’s Launches New Strawless Lids

McDonald's Strawless Lids

Earlier this year, The Blast reported on McDonald’s testing new strawless lids, similar to those that Starbucks, the popular coffee chain, uses.

“McDonald’s is currently testing strawless lids for our cold beverages in select U.S. markets,” a McDonald’s spokesperson told TODAY at the time. “These lids help optimize our packaging and eliminate the use of small plastics, just one example of the many solutions we’re reviewing as part of our ongoing global commitment to reduce waste across restaurants and advance recycling.”

The fast-food chain first began testing the strawless lids in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but has since rolled out to various locations throughout the United States.

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Just like at Starbucks, customers at McDonald’s who would prefer to use a straw can still request one from an employee.

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Man Attempts To Deep-Fry Wife's Co-Workers Head At McDonald's

Additionally, McDonald’s states on its website that as of 2021, “approximately 82.7% of its primary packaging materials come from recycled or certified sources” and the company wants to hit its goal of 100% recycled or renewable materials by the end of 2025.

Our ambition is to drastically reduce plastics in Happy Meal toys and transition to more sustainable materials by the end of 2025,” the company said.

Adding, “Since 2018, we have reduced virgin fossil fuel-based plastic in Happy Meal toys by 24.4% globally, and we continue to work on sourcing materials used in Happy Meal toys from renewable, recycled or certified sources.”

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