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WATCH: McDonald's customer attacks employee over plastic straw

A new plastic straw law had horrible consequences when a man lashed out at a worker at the fast food chain.

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McDonalds customer attacks employee over plastic straws / Youtube.

A video of a man attacking a McDonald's employee over plastic straws has gone viral.

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The video shows a Florida man, Daniel Taylor reaching for the female employee behind the counter, grabbing her before starting to attack her. The employee, Yasmine James, fought back as the other employees tried to separate them.

Taylor became upset when there weren't any plastic straws out at the condiment station, witness Brenda Biandudi told CNN. 


The video sparked responses on Twitter with some demanding that McDonald's act on the issue. 

According to CNN, McDonald's is aware of the incident and cooperating with police.

"Our highest priority is always the safety and well-being of our employees and customers at our restaurants. We have been in contact with the police department and are fully cooperating with their investigation," Khim Aday from McDonald's Corporate Communications said in a statement to CNN.

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