NEWARK -- Police say a mouthy and disgruntled drive-through customer shattered the front window of a busy Burger King after he couldn't get it his way: a Whopper Jr. without cheese for breakfast.
Officers were dispatched at 7:30 a.m. Monday to investigate a report of a vandalism at the 34943 Newark Blvd., business just south of State Road 84, Cmdr. Mike Carroll said.
A preliminary investigation revealed that as the fast-food restaurant was serving breakfast, a man driving a Toyota Camry entered the drive-through line and ordered a Whopper Jr. with "no %$&* cheese," according to a police report.
The employee asked the customer to refrain from using profanity when ordering his food, but the ¿man did not comply.
The drive-through employee's suggestion angered the man, who then went on "a profanity laden tirade," Carroll said.
The employee refused to serve the man and asked him to leave, Carroll said.
The man then backed his Camry out of the drive-through, parked in front of the business and got out of the vehicle. He reportedly took a large stone and slung it at the businesses' north-facing window, causing it to shatter, Carroll said.
No one eating breakfast inside the business was injured during the incident.
The man then got back in his car and drove north on Newark Boulevard, Carroll said.
As of Thursday morning, police had not located the man, and the window at the business had been replaced, Carroll said.
Anyone with information about this incident can call police at 510-578-4237 or at the anonymous tip line at 510-578-4965.
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