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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A woman was hospitalized following a fight with a Checkers employee early Saturday morning.
The fast-food employee accused of throwing hot grease on the customer has been arrested and, according to Philadelphia Police, is facing several charges, including aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.
The incident happened at around 3 a.m. at the Checkers on 58th and Baltimore Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia.
Police say three women in a car went through the drive-thru at that time.
When they got their food at the drive-thru window, the women said their order was wrong. The drive-thru employee disagreed and refused to change it.
The women in the car then refused to leave the drive-thru.
It was at that point that the Checkers employee allegedly grabbed a cup of hot grease and threw it at the women in the car.
When they still didn’t leave, police say the employee grabbed two pans of grease and again threw it at the women in the car.
The driver got the brunt of the hot grease, and was taken to the hospital with first-degree burns.
The other two women were treated at the scene.
Checker’s said in a statement, “This incident occurred at a franchised restaurant on Baltimore Avenue. The franchisee is taking this incident very seriously, and the manager involved is no longer with the company. That behavior was completely unacceptable, and does not represent the values of the hundreds of Checkers employees who serve our Philadelphia guests every day. The franchisee is cooperating fully with the police in their investigation.”