A video that spread online earlier this week, showing a teenage McDonald’s employee being pulled through a drive-thru window and into a car, seemed too crazy to be real. But the attack wasn’t staged, and charges have been filed against the woman who allegedly grabbed the worker, plus three others in the car with her.
There was scant information about the video when it popped up on LiveLeak Monday—no names, no location, and no motivation for the attack—and McDonald’s didn’t respond to a request for comment. Now the details have been filled in thanks to a police news release obtained by The Smoking Gun.
The alleged attacker, 17-year-old Kailin Holland, is accused of pulling the 16-year-old victim through the window at a New Orleans-area Mickey D’s after the two “exchanged words.” The victim hit the side of the car, possibly breaking the driver’s side window, before landing between the car and the building.
At that point, Holland and the three other women in the car—Sierra Gregoire, 18; Bradnika Gregoire, 20; and an unnamed 16-year-old—all allegedly started beating the victim.
Police say the victim had an “ongoing dispute” with her alleged assailants.
Holland has been charged with felony battery, and the other three women are charged with misdemeanors.