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McDonald's Worker Keeps Job After Brutal Brawl Over 'Soda Refill In Free Water Cup'

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McDonald's Worker Keeps Job After Brutal Brawl Over 'Soda Refill In Free Water Cup'

A McDonald's employee has kept her job after body slamming a milkshake-throwing customer who hit her in the face with a metal tray and insulted her mum. Not something you see every day really, is it?

Erika Chavolla, 24, was working at the fast food restaurant in Las Vegas when she got into a dispute with the 24-year-old customer after she allegedly tried to fill up a water cup with free soda.

Chavolla took to Facebook to say her rival had been 'talking smack for a long time'. Credit: Instagram
Chavolla took to Facebook to say her rival had been 'talking smack for a long time'. Credit: Instagram

Sabrinah Fontelar has since bragged on Instagram that she was the customer in the video and has claimed that she's been charged with battery over the incident, according to the MailOnline.


Chavolla, on the other hand, said that she has kept her job at McDonald's following the incident before showing off a scratch on her hand, from where she 'hit her in the teeth'. Nice.

She said in a video: "It's crazy, people think just 'cause you're working... She was trying to smack for a long time.

"I wasn't even going to hit her. When there's a big girl coming towards her, she started freaking out.

"Dont talk about my momma!"

Credit: Instagram
Credit: Instagram

Chavolla said she was surprised that the video had become such a viral hit.

She added: "That s**t was crazy, it went everywhere." She added that she had also seen some of the negative comments about her size. "I seen all the mean stuff they posting," she said.

McDonald's said it is investigating the incident and 'does not condone the behaviour depicted in this video'.


Marie Dayag was a witness to the brawl and posted the viral video. She said that the row between the two women started when the customer tried to put soda in a free water cup.

Dayag wrote: "The lady asked for a water cup and supervisor shut down the soda machine because she wasn't letting her get a free soda."

While the audio is difficult to hear, the row appears to be over money. Chavolla can be heard saying 'since you can't afford one'.

The customer can also be heard ranting: "That's why your a** is behind the f***ing counter'. She then throws a French fry across the restaurant.


Throwing chips means war.

Fontelar. Credit: Instagram
Fontelar. Credit: Instagram

A second piece of footage shows the fight breaking out after Fontelar hurls a milkshake at the employee.

As Chavolla storms toward her, she picks up a metal tray and hits the employee in the head with it, but she barely notices.


Instead, the worker grabs the customer by the hair and begins raining punches down on her head and face.


Chavolla then picks her up and throws her over a nearby table as other employees and even a customer run over to try and break it up.

The pair are eventually separated as another McDonald's worker tries to move the customer away, but Fontelar then begins fighting her instead.

At one point, Chavolla can be heard shouting 'my momma aint dead, you respect my momma!'

The customer also picks up a chair and makes as if she is about to hit the employee, but is quickly disarmed having apparently given up all hope of winning.

Sometimes you just have to admit defeat in those circumstances.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram

Topics: Viral, News, Fast Food, US News, mcdonalds, Fight

Rebecca Shepherd
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