A woman from Oregon is facing multiple hate crime charges after she allegedly poured soda over a food worker’s head, in addition to other assaults against the same food worker.
When Sierra McDonald, age 31, approached a Mexican food cart in Portland, she placed an order but then proceeded to refuse to pay for it, because she said the food was too highly-priced.
Enraged, McDonald took it to the next level by pouring the soda drink she had ordered over the food worker’s head, and the rest of it all over the woman’s work station, chicken, and grill, damaging food products and significantly slowing her work process.
— New York Post (@nypost) December 24, 2019
McDonald is being charged with a bias crime, based on her interaction with the food worker, but she’s also facing assault charges for pouring soda all over the other woman’s head and work station.
After she returned home from the incident, McDonald received a phone call from the local police, but she hung up before they could complete their investigation into the incident.
Furious that the food worker had reported her, McDonald reappeared at the Mexican food cart in Portland later that same day.
Nothing this crazy ever happens in AZ! Too much racism is on the rise due to Trump helping create more hate crimes
Trump helped with his blinding words about people from Mexico being drug dealers & rapists
This country might take a very long time to recoup because of Trump 💩
— VERONICA like the Archie comics, my sister’s idea! (@veronic16912774) December 24, 2019
During this visit, McDonald confronted the food worker she had interacted with earlier in the day, as well as another employee who had come on shift since then. She also threatened them with a wooden stick that had a sharply-pointed tip.
McDonald also spit all over the chicken on their work station and also attempted to throw chicken on the ground, which forced the employees to throw away twelve whole chickens that were potentially contaminated.
— Bella Blue (@BellaBlue35) December 24, 2019
According to the report, McDonald later attempted to defend her behavior:
“[The food cart workers were racist, because] they served white people faster than they served her.”
To make matters worse, the woman McDonald assaulted twice that day reported shortly after that she had suffered a heart attack. She claimed that McDonald was to blame, due to all the stress and fear she had caused.
Much like their first phone call with McDonald, the police failed in their first attempt to arrest McDonald, because she refused to leave her home. She was then successfully taken into custody the following Sunday, but released to the public again on Monday.
McDonald now faces additional charges as the investigation progresses, including criminal mischief, menacing harassment, and the unlawful use of a weapon.
Twitter, of course, can’t imagine what she was thinking.
What lunatic asylum are we living in-“Police were unable to arrest McDonald…because she refused to leave her apartment”-innocent people are shot but criminals are coddled 🤦♂️ https://t.co/e7bwWHBUXL
— Dan Sargis (@inosome) December 24, 2019
This racist sociopathic lowlife should join her buddies in jail for a few months. https://t.co/IPgYu50j1N
— Cindy Stuart (@CindyStuart15) December 24, 2019
It’s a messy situation that certainly escalated beyond necessity.