Cops say that Jeremiah Wenzel, 34, was arrested for assault causing bodily injury following a January 15 confrontation at a Burger King in Cedar Rapids. Wenzel is scheduled for an initial court hearing on the misdemeanor charge on February 5.
A Cedar Rapids Police Department spokesperson told TSG that Wenzel “allegedly attempted to use a coupon but the store didn’t honor it. He became upset and threw his phone” at the 43-year-old male employee.
As seen in the above video, which was shot by another customer, after Wenzel threw the phone–which landed behind the counter–a Burger King worker said that he was calling police. Wenzel, accompanied by his mother and another woman, replied that he would get a lawyer to “sue your fucking ass.”
“Well, you’re not getting your phone back. I’m calling the police,” the Burger King worker said.
At that point, Wenzel’s mother realized that her son threw her phone at the fast food worker. “You threw your phone at him?” she asked her son. “My phone! You dumbass, that’s my phone.” She added, “Thank you, Jeremiah.”