Man threw boiling drink at Peterborough McDonald’s worker before spitting at her

A man threw a boiling hot drink and then spat at a fast food worker after being asked to move on to the next window at a McDonald’s drive-through.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 15th October 2019, 2:58 pm
Guiseppe Depaolo
Guiseppe Depaolo

Guiseppe Depaolo (33) visited the McDonald’s drive-through at Brotherhood Retail Park in Peterborough in June this year.

He ordered and paid for food for himself and a woman, but when asked to drive to the next window he refused and started shouting abuse.

He demanded a refund, which he was given for his food, but his hot drink was already prepared so he said he would take it.

When staff handed it to him, Depaolo removed the lid and threw the contents towards a female member of staff at the window, scolding her arms and wrists. He then spat at the window before driving off.

Depaolo appeared at Cambridge Crown Court on Thursday where he was jailed for a year after pleading guilty to the attack and a string of other offences.

In May and June, he had made off without paying for fuel worth £400 from four different fuel stations across Cambridgeshire.

Then, on June 23, Depaolo and an unknown woman visited Aldi in Bretton and were challenged by staff after they suspected them of shoplifting.

Depaolo became abusive towards the member of staff, calling her a “foreigner” and telling her to “go back to her country”. He then spat at her and her colleague before leaving.

Depaolo admitted racially aggravated common assault, ABH, making off without payment, four bilking offences and driving without a licence.

PC James Przyjemski, who investigated, said: “Depaolo has made a number of poor decisions and this sentence, I am sure, is welcomed by all of his victims.

“This kind of behaviour will not be tolerated and we will relentlessly strive to bring offenders to justice.”