McDonald’s Sued for $1.5 Million Over a Napkin
(Pacoima, California) After only receiving one napkin with his meal, a McDonald’s customer is suing the fast food restaurant for $1.5 million due to ‘undue mental anguish’ and ‘emotional distress’.
Webster Lucas claims he is now unable to work because of the mental and emotional damage that this incident has caused him. Lucas became upset after only receiving a single napkin with the Quarter Pounder Deluxe burger and complained to management. An argument between the customer and manager ensued, which precipitated the lawsuit Lucas launched at the chain.
Mr. Lucas asserts he was racially abused by the manager for being African-American, when asking for more napkins. The McDonald’s employee, Angel who is Hispanic, allegedly made the comment ”you people” about Lucas following his request.
In a letter Lucas wrote to the store manager regarding the incident, he claimed he was mentally scarred from the horrible treatment he received.
The letter reads:
‘Good morning, after I received your email I called McDonalds in Pacoima and spoke with “Angel” (store manager) who despite the prior misconduct of his, he again was hostile and unreasonable.
‘I simply don’t understand, and it is sad that I encountered the now-current situation.
‘Thank you, but I don’t think that you will be successful in changing “Angel’s deep-seated attitude towards customers.
‘I am unable to work because of the undue mental anguish and the intentional infliction of emotional distress caused by your employee “Angel” who played around when I asked for the proper spelling of his last name… that I still don’t have. Take care.’
A representative from McDonald’s was unable to be reached for comment.
[ Source: TMZ ]