This is just so unthinkable. How people can get so violent and can take out such aggression on another human being is beyond us.
Warning: the video (above) of 24-year-old Denise Darbeau being beaten by a McDonald's cashier with a metal bat is disturbing and unsettling. Avoid watching if you don't think you can handle it. We'll tell you what happens regardless:
Denise was at the Gold Arches of Greenwich Village with a friend when she got into an argument with Mickey D's employee Rayon McIntosh, an ex-con who was working the cash register. The argument escalated and Rayon came at Denise with a metal bat, mercilessly swinging at her head repeatedly. She was rushed to the hospital from there, but we're told her prognosis is unclear.
However, her mother has come forward to not only give a saddening update, but also call into question McDonalds' employing standards and practices. She told the press:
"[Denise] has memory loss. She's been heavily sedated. The doctors say it's too early to tell … Our concern is the background checks they do at McDonald's," the mother said of McIntosh's employment. I believe in second chances. But maybe they should not put people with violent backgrounds dealing with customers. My daughter is just your average 24-year-old. She's fun-loving and full of life. We just want our daughter back the way she was. We don't know if she will recover. We are just praying for her."
How heartbreaking. Our thoughts go out to her and her family in this most difficult of time.
And as for Rayon, let's just hope this lands him back where he belongs - in JAIL.