(StraightNews.org) – A woman convicted of assault in Ohio after throwing a burrito bowl at a restaurant worker has been ordered by a judge to work at a fast food outlet for two months. Rosemary Hayne’s assault was captured on a video that went viral online, and she was convicted and sentenced to 180 days in jail. The judge, however, made her an unusual offer; she could cut 60 days off her jail term if she agreed to spend 20 hours a week working at a fast food restaurant.
In an amusing exchange with Judge Timothy Gilligan, Hayne apologized for her conduct but told the judge that the food she was offered was “disgusting.” Gilligan replied, “I bet you won’t be happy with the food you are going to get in jail.” Ms. Hayne will also spend 30 days in prison and pay a $250 fine.
The victim of the assault, Emily Russell, told Judge Gilligan that she was traumatized by the incident and said the food was hot and burned her face. She has since quit her job. “I was so embarrassed and in shock,” she said. A GoFundMe campaign has since raised $7,500 for Russell.
The incident happened at a Chipotle fast food restaurant on September 5 and was recorded by an onlooker who posted the clip to Reddit, gaining thousands of views. In it, Hayne is seen arguing with a young staff member over the quality of her food before Emily Russell intervenes on her colleague’s behalf. Hayne then threw the burrito bowl directly into Russell’s face before storming out of the restaurant. Onlookers took note of her car registration number and reported her to authorities.
Ms. Russell said she was pleased with the sentence imposed on Hayne, saying she got what she deserved. “She didn’t get a slap on the wrist. She’s going to learn to work in fast food, and hopefully, it will be good,” she added.
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