A cashier at a New York fast food restaurant has been charged with felony assault for beating two unruly customers with a metal object during an argument.
The women remain hospitalized in serious condition, police said.
The incident occurred at a McDonald's on West 3rd Street about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.
The two 24-year-old women entered the store, placed their order and then began arguing with the cashier, 31-year-old Rayon McIntosh, police said.
CNN affiliate WCBS said the altercation began when the cashier questioned a $50 bill the women gave him. They responded by hurling obscenities at him.
A cell phone video shows how the situation quickly escalated.
One of the women curses at the cashier, then reaches over and slaps his face.
The woman then climbs over the counter, sending the cashier running toward the kitchen area. The other woman walks around to join her friend.
The cashier then suddenly reappears with what police described as a metal object and repeatedly hits the women.FULL STORY