Charges Dropped Against McDonald’s Cashier Filmed Beating Two Female Patrons With Metal Rod

The cashier who beat two female patrons with a metal rod after they hurdled the counter at a McDonald’s in New York City was freed from prison Friday after a grand jury refused to indict him in connection with the mid-October incident, which was videotaped by a patron.

Rayon McIntosh’s release from Rikers Island came following an 11-day grand jury presentment made by prosecutors with the Manhattan district attorney’s office. McIntosh, 31, was named in a criminal complaint charging him with two felony assault counts and a criminal possession of a weapon charge.

One of the women who jumped the counter suffered a fractured skull and a broken bone in her arm after being struck by McIntosh. The other woman suffered “substantial pain and a laceration,” according to the complaint.

McIntosh contended that he was acting in self defense against the women, who became agitated after he questioned them about whether a $50 bill they were paying with was counterfeit.

Pictured above, McIntosh began working at the McDonald’s in Greenwich Village after being paroled earlier this year from the New York State prison system, where he spent 10 years in custody for manslaughter. McIntosh was convicted of fatally shooting a 17-year-old friend outside a Westchester County mall.