Employee arrested after fight over McDonald's pies goes viral

Employee arrested after fight over McDonald's pies goes viral
Joslyn Cecile Steed, 25. (Source: Chester County Sheriff's Office)
Joslyn Cecile Steed, 25. (Source: Chester County Sheriff's Office)

CHESTER COUNTY, SC (WBTV) - A 25-year-old woman has been charged after she reportedly attacked a coworker Wednesday night at a Chester County McDonald's when the two get into an argument over pies. The ordeal was caught on camera.

Just before 10 p.m., officers were called to the fight between a 25-year-old Joslyn Cecile Steed and 30-year-old employee at the McDonald's on J A Cochran Bypass in Chester.

The two were reportedly arguing over pies when the 30-year-old-employee told Steed to leave the restaurant, saying she would cover her shift. When Steed refused to leave, the other employee called police.

That's when Steed reportedly got in the 30-year-old employee's face and told her "if she went to jail she would beat her ass," the police report says.

Another employee also tried to get her to leave. Steed is accused of walking up to the 30-year-old and struck her in the face, knocking her glasses off, the report alleges.

The two began fighting before being broken up by other employees. No one was seriously injured, police say.

An arrest warrant was issued and Steed was charged with assault and battery. She was booked in the Chester County Sheriff's Office around 9:42 a.m. Friday morning.

Officials with McDonald's corporate released a statement about the fight and video Thursday afternoon.

"We take the care and safety of our employees very seriously and have zero tolerance for violence. At this time, we are cooperating fully with the police during their investigation into this matter," said Chris Sparks, McDonald's Director of Operations.

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