HERCULES (CBS SF) – A dispute stemming from an out-of-service ice cream machine at a fast food restaurant in Hercules escalated into a food-throwing incident Wednesday and an assault citation for the manager.

Around 2:10 p.m., a female customer ordering food at the drive-through of a restaurant in the 800 block of Willow Avenue got in an argument with the manager about the disabled ice cream machine, police said.

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The manager allegedly threw a bag of food at the woman’s face. The woman then tried to take a cell phone photo of the manager, which upset the manager further, police said. The manager then threatened to keep the woman’s credit card if she didn’t delete the photo.

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Officers arrived on the scene, the manager admitted the assault, police said, and was cited and released.


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