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Drive-Thru Taser Incident

Woman with stun gun chased Wendy's worker over order

Cheetah stun gun

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Drive-Thru Taser Incident At Wendy's

MAY 17--Angered that drive-thru workers at a Wendy's botched her order, a Florida woman stormed the Daytona Beach restaurant this morning and tried to tase an employee with a stun gun. Melanese Reid, 20, reportedly became enraged after fast food workers failed to provide her with the requisite number of mustard and mayonnaise packets.

After Reid and Katrina Bryant, 23, argued with drive-thru employee Jason Hill (and called him 'bitch' and 'faggot') Hill 'told them that they were childish and to leave,' according to a charging affidavit prepared by cops. Reid then attempted to slap Hill, but the worker was able to deflect her hand. At that point, witnesses told cops, Reid and Bryant exited their red PT Cruiser and entered the Wendy's.

While inside, Reid, armed with a pink Cheetah brand stun gun, chased Hill 'around the kitchen/employee area of the restaurant with the Taser turned on and making the 'electric' noises.' For her part, Bryant 'cheered [Reid] on' while continuing the previous argument using 'profane and discriminatory language.' After Hill escaped, the women fled when a Wendy's manager announced that she was calling police.

Reid and Bryant were arrested early this afternoon and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a felony. The stun gun was recovered from one of the women's purses. While Reid denied ever going inside Wendy's, Bryant contradicted her pal's claim. Bryant told cops that after Hill released Reid's hand at the drive-thru window, Reid entered the restaurant and threatened the worker with the handheld stun gun. Reid (left) and Bryant are pictured here in mug shots taken today by the Volusia County Sheriff's Office. (4 pages)

Comments (1)

WTF? Police CONSISTENTLY defend their use of the NON-LETHAL taser -- and use it indiscriminately on anyone who doesn't do exactly as they say... so WHY is the charge assault with a DEADLY weapon??? You can't have it both ways, officers. Either it's deadly and you STOP using it as non-lethal force, or you drop the deadly weapons charge against these suspects. Don't get me wrong, these idiots deserve to be arrested, but you need to charge them with the right crimes!!! :-/