An intoxicated South Carolina fast food employee was arrested after he allegedly attacked three co-workers, throwing hot grease at one employee.
Police officers on Feb. 17 responded to a Zaxby’s restaurant in Walhalla, South Carolina, after reports of an altercation, Fox Carolina reported. Upon arrival, the store’s manager said the suspect attacked three co-workers, dousing one with hot grease.
The suspect, Thomas Cobb, told officers he was drinking alcohol at work before assaulting his co-workers after an argument broke out. Cobb claims he did not realize the grease was hot when he threw it at one of the victims.
The other two victims said they were physically assaulted by Cobb. One female co-worker said Cobb hit her and a male victim claims Cobb grabbed his throat.
The police took Cobb into custody and he is being charged with two counts of assault, third-degree battery, and a single count of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. (RELATED: Man Accused Of Killing Dollar Tree Employee With Machete: Police)
Cobb was identified by WYFF as being 49 years old. WYFF also reported the grease victim had to be transported to a burn center to receive treatment. The victim suffered severe burns from the violent attack and now has “skin missing from his face, eye, hands, shoulder and back.”
Upstate restaurant employee severely burned when another employee threw hot grease on him, report says https://t.co/C5tF8PEqEF
— WYFF News 4 (@wyffnews4) February 23, 2023
Daily Caller previously reported on a similar attack at an Ireland supermarket. The grocery store’s security guard was attacked by an individual who threw a bag of hot chicken at him in a fit of rage. A judge called the act “potentially very dangerous” because the chicken’s bag could have broken, leading to extensive burn effects. The suspect was banned from the supermarket and sentenced to four months in prison.