Source: Cristina Arias / GettyAccording to reports from WLNY, 47-year-old David Siversten ended up strangling a female employee at a Burger King in Wayne, New Jersey at around 4 p.m. on March 27. The incident happened following an incident that occured when Siversten visited the fast food joint the day before, March 26, when the dispute over his mask first occurred.
Siversten ended up coming back the following day and walking up to the employee before he “wrapped both hands around [the employee’s] neck, and started strangling her,” Police Captain Dan Daly said, according to the Daily Beast. When another female employee got involved, the attack was put to an end.
Police say the 47-year-old took off before officers got to the scene, though authorities later found him sitting in a nearby driveway. He was allegedly inebriated, telling police, “you got me.” Still, he apparently didn’t cooperate during the arrest and hit his head on a steel bench.
David Siversten was subsequently arrested and charged with aggravated assault.
Unfortunately, this is far from the first time an anti-masker has caused a scene like this at an establishment–and it probably won’t be the last.