Two Men Allegedly Threatened & Chased Out Of NYC McDonald's By Homophobic Cashier, Customers
We're not lovin' this story out of Hamilton Heights in New York City, where two men were allegedly run out of McDonald's after they were perceived as gay by an employee and a few customers.
Willis Washington Jr. and Horace Stevenson III were in the Hamilton Heights Mickey D’s at 2:30 a.m. last December when a fellow customer assumed the two men were gay, they claim.
The customer “started to say he had a problem with gay people and that the gay lifestyle was not what God wants,” according to their Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit.
They ignored the loudmouth, but when they got to the counter, Washington and Stevenson say the cashier joined in the homophobia and refused to serve them, the lawsuit alleges filed last week.
The customers began pushing the two men to the back of the store, prompting a panicked Stevenson to dial 911 before the cashier “actually handed one of the customers a metal pipe from behind the counter and motioned to him that he should hit plaintiffs with it,” according to the lawsuit.
The angry bigoted mob chased the guys out of the restaurant, the men claim. They returned to the scene once the police had arrived only to be put in handcuffs, arrested and blamed for causing the entire incident!
They were later released and charges dropped after the NYPD's mistake became clear.
The men have filed a lawsuit against the Colley Group, which owns that specific McDonald's franchise.