Austin Addison, of Butler County, Pennsylvania, is reportedly facing charges after he was caught on video slapping a Burger King worker across the face. The incident was recorded and the video has circulated widely on social media.
Several reports say Addison entered the restaurant hyper-angry and looking for a female employee who he apparently knew.
The clip begins mid-incident up with Addison screaming about an employee who ‘can’t count except for robbery and stealing stuff.’ Along the way, he threatens to somehow get the employee put in jail for ‘the rest of her life.’
For some unknown reason, the poor guy behind the counter, in trying to calm Addison down, gets slapped.
He was later picked up and charged with criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and harassment.
Court documents, available online on the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania website, show the incident at Burger King happened on June 26. A complaint was filed on July 8 and Addison was arrested on July 30. Records show he was released on his own recognizance, meaning he did not need to pay bail or post bond.
The criminal mischief charge is a second-degree misdemeanor, which in Pennsylvania, carries a possible punishment of up to two years behind bars and a fine up to $5,000 if convicted. Addison’s arraignment hearing was scheduled for September 22.