Wingstop Customer Throws Register Out Window Over Wrong Chicken Wing Order

A customer at a Wingstop chicken restaurant in California slammed a cashier's register on the floor before throwing it through a window, after he discovered he couldn't get a refund for an incorrect order.

The fiery exchange was captured on a mobile phone. The video, recorded by another customer, shows the man arguing with a worker on Saturday at a Wingstop in Antelope, Sacramento County, after decided he had made an incorrect order for chicken wings.

"I don't want the food. I don't want to wait. I don't have time to wait on the food again. OK, so now what do we do?" ,the customer says in the video.

"It's either you get the food remade and you go on about your day and stop yelling at my other manager, because that's, no, it's uncalled for," the employee at the counter responds.

Tharon Trujillo was the other customer who recorded the man grabbing the register and slamming it on the ground twice before lobbing it out of the window. Witnesses said the man took flight in his car quickly after dispute over the wings.

"I was telling him to calm down," Trujillo told Wave3. "I was like, 'You don't want to go to jail, you don't want to go to jail.'"

"You're going to pay a whole lot more than just $12, and also may go to jail," Trujillo warned.

Trujillo said he overheard the customer make the wrong order twice, before he changed his mind and threw the register out the window, scattering shards of glass everywhere.

"It's definitely shocking, a little overcompensating for five wings, but, I mean, I understand his anger, definitely not his actions," another customer Jason Prado said.

His wife Christina Prado said she felt bad for the restaurant's staff and "for society" in general.

"I think the pandemic is getting to people's heads," she added.

The restaurant's manager told Wave3 that the till would cost around $6,000 to replace and that they have enough of the man's information to find him. The restaurant is filing a police report.

Any damage over $950 is considered felony vandalism in the county, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office said.

Newsweek has contacted the restaurant and the police for further comment.

People can get heated and passionate over chicken wings. In September, one man in Nebraska hijacked a city council meeting to speak from the heart about boneless chicken wings.

Appearing before the Lincoln City Council, local resident Ander Christensen argued that "Lincoln has the opportunity to be a social leader in this country," by pushing back on restaurants that deceptively market chicken breast meat as boneless chicken wings.

Another man in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, got so obsessed he ate Chick-Fil-A for 135 days straight.

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Photo of Wingstop logo and chicken. A customer at a Wingstop chicken restaurant in California slammed a cashier’s register to the floor before throwing it through a window after he discovered he couldn’t get a refund for getting his order wrong. Daniel Boczarski/Getty