McDonald's Employee Took Credit For Filming Brutal Beating In Baltimore Fast Food Joint

UPDATE: McDonald’s fires worker who videotaped brutal attack.

A McDonald’s worker has taken credit for filming and uploading to YouTube the latest viral video to capture a brutal assault at a fast food restaurant.

The employee, identified as Vernon Hackett on social network accounts, posted the video clip to his YouTube page earlier this week. According to his Facebook page, the 22-year-old Hackett, pictured at right, has worked for McDonald's since September 2009 .

The April 18 assault, seen below, took place at a McDonald’s location on Kenwood Avenue in Rosedale, Maryland, a Baltimore suburb. According to the Baltimore County Police Department, a 14-year-old girl has been charged as a juvenile in connection with the assault, while charges are pending against an 18-year-old woman. “The incident remains under investigation and the State’s Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case,” added investigators.

Police said the assault victim "appeared to be having a seizure" when officers arrived at the McDonald's at around 8 PM. The victim suffered cuts to the mouth and face during the attack and was transported by medics to Franklin Square Hospital for treatment, according to a police report (click to see page 1 and page 2).

The police report identifies the victim as 22-year-old Chrissy Lee Polis, who appears identical to Christopher Lee Polis, whose rap sheet includes convictions for disorderly conduct, property destruction, and prostitution, according to court records. The civil rights group Equality Maryland has identified the McDonald’s victim as a transgender woman.

Polis told police that she was walking to the restaurant’s bathroom when she “got into a verbal argument with two black females” who “began punching her in the face with their fists and pulling her hair.” A female bystander told cops that when she tried to break up the fight, the suspects punched her in the face, which “caused her to become disoriented.” Police noted that the woman, who declined medical treatment, had “redness around her right eye which is consistent with someone punching her in the face.” 

A manager at the Rosedale McDonald’s said she was “not allowed to speak to a reporter." In a corporate statement this afternoon, McDonald’s said it was “shocked by the video from a Baltimore franchise,” and called the incident “unacceptable, disturbing and troubling.” The firm added, “We are working with the franchisee and the local authorities to investigate this matter.”

As seen above, in a Facebook posting, Hackett contended that the woman seen getting beaten in the video was actually a man "dressed lik a woman" who got into a confrontation with female patrons when he refused to leave the women’s bathroom at the Baltimore-area eatery. Hackett claimed that the victim faked a seizure and, when cops arrived at the restaurant, “he got right up.”

In other Facebook messages sent Friday by Hackett (see below), he acknowledged filming the fight, denied the victim was transgendered, and claimed he had “No Hate For Anybody…No Matter Tha Gender/Race Or Sexual Preference.” Hackett exchanged messages with Facebook users who wrote him to express anger about the video and his gleeful play-by-play.

Hackett did not reply to TSG messages sent to his Twitter and Facebook pages, which he subsequently deleted late this morning. He also has deleted his YouTube channel.

Comments (164)

If it were a boy, they wouldn't be callin him a bitch...it would be more like *** or something. I don't believe that. Her overall features look like a girl. BTW....what the hell does that matter.
It's interesting how this becomes a Black thing. Oh, the Blacks are violent naturally, Blacks this, Blacks that. Are we looking over the issue and heading right for the easiest part of this thing? Oh yes, we are. We've got a lot of strong minds in this argument. Try talking about how *** up this thing is without bringing your racist, prejudiced shiat into first.
Only two white people in the video, the victim and the elderly woman who tries to help. Now imagine a black women in a completely white McDonalds getting beat down while all the other white people in the store watched and taped. Then he person taping sees the black women start convulsing on the floor and tells the white girls "run the cops are coming". You, Al, and Jesse would be (rightfully) marching in front of that store demanding justice. Am I wrong?
you are 110% correct!
Oh, Roni dear... You're racism is showing, buttercup. I am quite sure that if it was 2 white girls attempting to murder a sista you would be joining the march along with sharpton and jesse jackazz. There is only one thing that is going to stem this BS by the animals. Everyone who values their safety needs to buy a handgun, take the proper training and get a CCL. Maybe when a few of these fools end up face down in a pool of their own blood the others might get it through their thick skulls that maybe they need to start acting like productive members of society, instead of pissing and moaning leeches. We HAVE to take this upon ourselves, because their is ZERO relief coming from our current racist-in-chief and his disgusting little lapdog, "It would be a disservice to my people" vile racist AG holder.
Only a moron would have been surprised this was a white on black crime. When 99% of inter-racial violence is black on white, it's not racist to notice. Only a jackass would condemn people for noticing the obvious.
Again, I don't doubt that stat but can you please site something. I would like to read up on it. My fiance thinks black people "can't" be racist and I'd love to have an actual study like that in hand.
"Only a jackass would condemn people for noticing the obvious" Or any of the millions of liberals wracked with white-guilt
I doubt the criminals would think twice about attacking a black person. Really violent people will hurt almost anyone. The only way to end assaults on EVERYONE is to treat all criminals the same, and step in to help ANYONE who is being assaulted in public.
RIIIGGHHTTTT! Just look at all those grand specimens of black "men" who go to a defenseless persons aid. Get real. Get to church. You need to ask for forgiveness.