A Californian woman is said to have been caught in a surveillance attack on McDonald's worker last month after she did not arrest enough ketchup, authorities said.
Mayra Bernice Gallo, 24, was taken into police custody at her Santa Claus Ana's home on Tuesday. The police received several tips from the public, Cpl. Anthony Bertagna announced the OK register. The police had posted a surveillance video about the incident, which said that a suspect had gone to a McDonalds on October 27 and became angry.
"She did not get her ketchup or enough," Bertagna told the newspaper. "An employee at the back of the restaurant had told her that she could not go in, but she did. She was on a mission.
Gallo had ordered food on the McDonald's lair before stepping into a back door of the staffed restaurant to ask for ketchup, police said. The clerk told Gallo that they would be "happy" if she went to the front of the restaurant, but instead the 24-year-old became "combative," police told KABC-TV.
She "squeezed, punched and thrust." the employee "swallowed," officials said. The surveillance video allegedly shows Gallo hitting the employee's head in vending machines.
While other employees attempted to intervene, it did not appear until a stranger entered the restaurant that had left the woman with the suspect, the police said.
] Gallo was charged with allegations of assault in Santa Ana prison, police said.
"There's no reason to physically attack anyone for not getting enough ketchup," Bertagna told KTLA-TV.
Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Fox News contributed to this report.