WATCH: Man attacks McDonald's cashier over lack of straws

January 02, 2019 - 5:08 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS)  -- A Florida man was arrested after savagely beating a female McDonald's employee on New Year's Eve -- over the lack of plastic straws --  and the entire jaw-dropping encounter was caught on camera.

The man -- later identified as Daniel Willis Taylor -- got upset when he saw there were no plastic straws at the condiments station. He then walked back to the counter and proceeded to berate a cashier.

In the videom the man is seen leaning across the country and and grabbing the cashier until she lurches forward. She, in turn, tries to throw punches at the man.

While this is going on, people are heard shouting "Let her go!" and "Stop!"

After video of the altercation was circulated, police arrested Daniel Willis Taylor, a 40-year-old transient man. Taylor was charged with two counts of simple battery and ordered to stay away from the McDonald’s restaurant and avoid contact with the employee.