California police have arrested a woman they say is responsible for attacking a McDonald's manager over ketchup, police said. Mayra Berenice Gallo, 24, apparently went into a rage on October 27 after ordering food through the drive-through at the fast food outlet in the town of Santa Ana.
Police spokesman Anthony Bertagna said that an infuriated Gallo stormed into the restaurant through the employee back. When the manager told Gallo she could not be in the building, Gallo "became combative" and pushed and choked the employee, police informed.
"She was irate that she didn't get ketchup," Bertagna said.
Other employees were seen rushing to help pull the suspect off the manager. A man wearing a grey shirt and hoodie then escorted the suspect from the restaurant through the back door after an employee alerted him, the video showed.
Mayra was arrested on Tuesday, the Santa Ana Police Department announced. She was still in custody at the Orange County jail Wednesday on $15,000 bond, and her initial court appearance was scheduled for Thursday, online jail records showed.
Bertagna said such incidents are sadly becoming all too common.
"We're seeing more and more of this kind of stuff. Why? we don't know," he said. "We had one guy at a 7-Eleven (convenience store) who tried to buy a bag of almond M&M's and when his credit card didn't work, he basically trashed the store."