At first glance you might say the McDonalds employee was definitely in the wrong here. It looks like he just snapped and went into a rage beating the two women. And the fact that McIntosh recently got out of jail after a 10 year prison term for manslaughter didn't help his case either. But we support McIntosh 100% here.
From the video you can clearly see the two women are the aggressors, and they even told him they were going to cut him "the fuck up". What were they planning on doing when they went behind the counter? That action right there crossed a clear line and put Mr. McIntosh in a difficult position.
It's bad enough working fast food when you have to deal with asshole customers but when they start jumping over the counter to kick your ass that takes it to a whole different level. But McIntosh rose to the occasion and put both of these loud mouthed bitches in their place. Did he swing a couple extra times after it was clear they were no longer a threat? Probably. Do we really give a shit? No. When you're faced with multiple aggressors that are coming at you, you're adrenaline is going to be pumping and you're not going to be thinking straight. Your body goes into fight or flight mode, and with McIntosh being cornered behind the counter his only option was to fight.
By the way, this whole thing started when Rayon McIntosh checked their $50 to make sure it was legit after Denise Darbeau and Rachel Edward went to pay for their food. That's common practice with bills $20 and above, who would have a hissy fit over that? And it turns out that there's good reason to be suspicious of these women. Just a year earlier Denise Darbeau was caught stealing from retailer H&M by taking money from the cash register. Rachel Edwards also has quite a record, including misdemeanor harassment and aggravated harassment charges.
The good news: A grand jury has just made a decision not to indict Rayon McIntosh. From CNN.com:
A fast-food worker whose run-in with two unruly customers was captured on cell phone video last month will not be indicted on assault charges, prosecutors said Saturday.Score one for the good guys.
A grand jury voted against indicting Rayon McIntosh, who was seen allegedly swinging a metal object against two patrons at a McDonald's restaurant in Manhattan's Greenwich Village.
McIntosh now says he's thinking about suing his former employer for not ensuring it was a safe environment. Evidently that particular McDonalds has had a long history of criminal activity by customers including fights and customers caring guns.
McDonalds franchise owner Carmen Paulino did have a positive comment on the outcome:
“First let me say that I, along with my employees, are happy for Rayon and that he was released and cleared of all charges."If only management had been so supportive of McIntosh before. Back when this first happened they terminated his employment with the company.
Let's hope this is the start of a new beginning in Rayon McIntosh's life.
As for Denise Darbeau and Rachel Edward? DIAF you worthless pieces of shit.