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Simple Battery Arrest

01/02/19

On Monday Dec. 31st, around 6:50pm, at the McDonald’s (located at 4595 34th St. S), a customer and an employee got into a verbal argument about straws.

The customer, Daniel Taylor (W/M DOB 12/30/1978) reached over the counter and grabbed employee, Yasmine James (DOB B/F 07/10/1998), who defended herself by punching Taylor in the face, as he held on to her shirt’s collar. After a short struggle, Taylor and James were separated.

Taylor continued to yell at employees, when the manager asked him to leave the premises.

Before leaving the restaurant, Taylor kicked McDonalds Employee Tateona Bell (B/F DOB 12/15/1995) in the stomach as she stood near the exit door.

Police were called and we began our investigation. Officers reviewed video of the incident at the scene.

Shortly thereafter, we received a call from 1800 34th St. S for an unarmed robbery. When the officers arrived, they recognized Taylor from the video at McDonald’s and took him into custody. Taylor faces two charges of Simple Battery.

The investigation into the matter continues.

Report# 2018-056359