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Assault with milkshake? Dairy Queen patron charged

Published July 30, 2009 6:23 pm

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Assault charges have been filed against a 48-year-old Dairy Queen patron who allegedly chucked a too-thick shake at the 16-year-old employee who had made it for him.

The patron came through the drive-through at the Sandy Dairy Queen on 9300 South and 1300 East. He decided his shake was too thick, so he came into the store to ask for a thinner one.

The same employee who made the original shake made a second one, but the patron apparently was dissatisfied with that one, too.

"At that point, he just launches it at him and it hits him in the chest and neck," said Sandy police Sgt. Justin Chapman.

The man then left Dairy Queen in his car. Several patrons and the employee took down his license plate number. Police quickly tracked him down.

"He admitted he had overreacted, and it was a dumb thing on his part, but the kid who got hit with the shake wanted to press charges, so we wrote up a citation," Chapman said.

He was cited with simple assault, a class B misdemeanor.

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