A man barred from using the washroom at a McDonald’s outlet in Causeway Bay came back with around 10 companions and beat up staffers at the restaurant early Thursday morning, Apple Daily reports.
The incident took place at 463-483 Lockhart Road, one of the 125 McDonald’s outlets in the city with 24-hour services. However, the restaurant was temporarily closed at the time for a monthly clean-up.
At around 4 a.m., a man in his 20s, medium-built and wearing a white shirt, rushed into the shop and demanded to use the washroom.
A 31-year-old employee surnamed Wong politely stopped him, explaining that the restaurant was currently not in service.
The man got angry, hurled insults at Wong, forced his way into the toilet and left.
About a few minutes later, the man returned with about eight to 10 companions.
They took turns in beating up Wong and two other male employees, both surnamed Lee, 20 and 52.
The attackers fled the scene before police arrived.
Wong suffered wounds and bruises in the face, while his co-employees sustained eye and chest injuries.
The three were sent to hospital and later discharged after treatment.
A witness living in a flat from across the street said the attackers didn’t stop even if one of the employees was already on the ground.
The Wan Chai District Anti-Triad Squad, which is investigating the case, reviewed the restaurant’s CCTV footage to identify the attackers.
A spokesperson for McDonald’s expressed deep concern over the incident and promised to fully cooperate with the police investigation.
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