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Police were called to mediate a fight in the drive thru at Wendy’s, 9503 S. 13th St., after a customer accused a female employee of trying to steal his credit card at about 8:30 p.m. Nov. 3.

According to the police report, the customer gave his credit card to the drive-thru employee to pay for his order. The employee swiped the card, and then turned to start filling a drink order with the card still in her hand.

The customer, angry because he didn’t get his card back fast enough, started banging on the drive-thru window and accused the employee of trying to steal his card.  During the ensuing argument the customer came through the drive thru window and threw chili and soda on the floor. The employee then retaliated, throwing ice and ketchup at the customer and his vehicle.

At one point the customer grabbed the employee’s shirt, but was quickly pulled off by other employees, according to police.

When the customer finally pulled his vehicle out of the drive thru lane, the employee walked outside to confront him. During the argument she either pushed or struck the customer in the face, and that’s when his wife called 911.

After hearing both sides of the story and speaking to a witness, police warned the customer and his wife about their behavior and told them they are no longer allowed back at the business. Police also warned the employee about her conduct, specifically the second confrontation with the customer outside the restaurant.

No citations were issued.

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