Hot coffee deemed weapon by Guelph Police in McDonald's assault

An 18-year-old woman has been charged with assault with a weapon after throwing hot coffee at a customer inside a McDonald's restaurant in Guelph.

18-year-old woman charged after throwing coffee at another woman

An 18-year-old woman from Guelph has been charged with assault with a weapon after she allegedly threw hot coffee at another customer at McDonald's. (Robert Galbraith/Reuters)

Guelph Police are calling hot coffee a weapon after an 18-year-old woman threw the beverage at another customer inside a McDonald's restaurant in Guelph on Thursday. 

Police were at the McDonald's on Gordon Street around 12:58 p.m. when a fight broke out between two women. Officers separated them, but before they could, the 18-year-old woman allegedly threw a coffee she had just purchased at the other. 

Shirley-Anne Hack has been charged with assault with a weapon. She will appear in a Guelph court on Mar. 1. 

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