4
| Crime |

Customer Allegedly Bumps KFC Employee With Car After Condiments Dispute

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

When an employee at a drive-through fast-food restaurant forgets to include the appropriate condiments in your go bag, you're irked. If you're a jerk, you ask to speak to the manager.

But you'd have to have a screw loose to try to hit an employee with your car, which is what police say happened last night in Surprise.

Monique Aguet, 26, zipped through the drive-through at a Kentucky Fried Chicken near Bell and Reems roads about 7 p.m., Surprise police say. When she dipped her hand in her bag of food and found there were no condiments, Aguet allegedly went off the deep end.

She stormed inside the restaurant, police say, and got in a shouting match with several employees. When they asked the ketchup lover to leave, employees followed her outside to get Aguet's license-plate number.

One of the employees wound up standing behind Aguet's car, and here's what happened next, says police spokesman Lieutenant Craig Scartozzi: "[Aguet] began to pull out, and the employee struck the trunk...in case [Aguet] hadn't seen her."

 

Without even hesitating, police maintain, the customer then ran her car into the employee.

The employee was uninjured, so it must not have been much of a bump, but Aguet was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, plus disorderly conduct.

All over condiments. The Colonel would've been appalled

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.