British Columbia

Teen workers 'disturbed' after man flies into rage over order at Wendy's drive-thru

Mounties on Vancouver Island are searching for a suspect after a disgruntled fast food customer attacked a Wendy's drive-thru, frightening the teenage workers inside.

West Shore RCMP say suspect tore Plexiglas window from drive-thru, screamed obscenities

West Shore RCMP say a Wendy's customer flew into a rage Tuesday night after receiving a burger with no mustard. (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)

Mounties on Vancouver Island are searching for a suspect after a disgruntled fast food customer attacked a Wendy's drive-thru this week, frightening the teenage workers inside.

West Shore RCMP say the man tore the Plexiglas from the window of the restaurant's Colwood location on Tuesday night after he discovered that staff had forgotten to put mustard on his burger.

Const. Nancy Saggar said the suspect had already received his order and parked his vehicle in the parking lot to eat it, when he walked back to the drive-thru area and began screaming obscenities at the staff and smashing the window.

"What's most concerning to us is that the people working there were all youths," Saggar said. "You should be able to trust wherever you work that you will be safe, and this should just not happen."

She said no one was injured, but all of the workers were 16 or 17 years old and the incident left them feeling "very disturbed."

The suspect is described as a white man with a reddish brown beard, driving a blue or grey hatchback. 

Burgers don't all include mustard

Staff at the Wendy's said they couldn't comment on the incident.

According to descriptions on Wendy's online menu, the bulk of the chain's burger offerings don't include mustard. Police did not say what type of burger the suspect had ordered.

Police say he threw the Plexiglas barrier under another vehicle in the parking lot and drove off.

The suspect is wanted for mischief and causing a disturbance.

Anyone with information should call the West Shore RCMP non-emergency line at 250-474-2264, or report anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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