Wendy's Worker Suffers Leg Fracture as Drive-Thru Customers Attack: Video

Police in Cincinnati are searching for two women caught on video assaulting a Wendy's employee.

The women who assaulted the worker "were upset by the way the Wendy's employee handed them their food in the drive-thru," the Cincinnati Police Department wrote in a Facebook post on Friday. "We will not tolerate this type of violence"

The department shared a video showing the attack.

In the footage, the women walk around the counter "to confront the employee." The suspects throw a bottle at the worker before they began to assault her. The video, which is slightly blurred in parts, shows the women punching and attacking the worker. The assault begins in the back of the restaurant, but then continues into the lobby.

Police say that the woman suffered a fractured leg and torn ligament during the attack, which occurred in December.

The two women in the video are wanted for felony charges in connection with the assault.

Newsweek reached out to the Cincinnati Police Department for details about the incident and updates regarding its investigation, but did not hear back in time for publication on Saturday afternoon.

The assault at the Wendy's in Cincinnati is one of many reported attacks on fast food workers in the U.S. in recent months.

Wendy’s Worker Suffers Leg Fracture in Attack
Police in Cincinnati are searching for two women who are accused of assaulting a Wendy's employee in an incident that was caught on video. Above, a view of a Wendy's restaurant on May 12, 2021 in Richmond, California. Justin Sullivan

Last month, police in Phoenix said a Wendy's employee was shot in the head after a customer got into an argument over barbecue sauce. Less than a day after the shooting, police arrested the alleged shooter, identifying him as 27-year-old Theotis Polk. The 16-year-old victim survived, but the bullet grazed his brain, and his father said it was unclear whether the injury would have a permanent impact on his cognitive abilities.

In another incident last month, a McDonald's drive-thru worker was shot after a woman got angry with the employee over her french fries order. Police say that while the employee was taking a smoke break, the woman allegedly hit the employee in the head with a gun before opening fire. The suspect was later identified as 30-year-old Terika Clay.

And on January 8 in Los Angeles, a man shot and killed a Taco Bell employee who declined to accept his counterfeit money at the drive-thru. Police told Newsweek at the time that the victim, a 41-year-old man, was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene.