Story By: Sergey Panashchuk, Sub-Editor: Michael Leidig, Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN
This is the moment an enraged fast food customer tips an urn of boiling water onto a female worker who would not give him a free hot-dog.
The shocking incident occurred in a fast food restaurant on Soldatova Street in the central Russian city of Perm, in the Perm Krai region and was recorded by a CCTV camera.
In the video, the male customer, 45, can be seen speaking to the worker and eyewitnesses say he asked for a free hot-dog, but she refused to give it to him.
He then reportedly threatened to overturn the catering urn of boiling water if she did not give him some free food and the worker is said to have tried to call security.
In the clip, the customer then shoves the metal urn of boiling water over the worker as she tries to jump out of the way.
He then knocks some objects off the counter and the worker can be heard screaming in pain.
Reports state the worker was hospitalised with burns and her condition is described as serious. Local media report it will take a significant amount of time for her to recover.
The yob was detained by bystanders who handed him to the police.
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Olesya Zhavoronkova, a detective from the local police department, said: “The attacker was identified as a 45-year-old local who has a previous criminal record for drug dealing. He was drunk at the moment of the attack.
“A criminal case of causing severe bodily harm has been initiated. The suspect has been jailed until the investigation is finished.”
If convicted the man can be imprisoned for up to eight years.
Netizen ‘bleit’ said: “That is awful, I am so sorry for her.”
Netizen ‘Kristina Yeryomina’ said: “That must be so painful.”