McDonald's Employee Took Credit For Filming Brutal Beating In Baltimore Fast Food Joint

UPDATE: McDonald’s fires worker who videotaped brutal attack.

A McDonald’s worker has taken credit for filming and uploading to YouTube the latest viral video to capture a brutal assault at a fast food restaurant.

The employee, identified as Vernon Hackett on social network accounts, posted the video clip to his YouTube page earlier this week. According to his Facebook page, the 22-year-old Hackett, pictured at right, has worked for McDonald's since September 2009 .

The April 18 assault, seen below, took place at a McDonald’s location on Kenwood Avenue in Rosedale, Maryland, a Baltimore suburb. According to the Baltimore County Police Department, a 14-year-old girl has been charged as a juvenile in connection with the assault, while charges are pending against an 18-year-old woman. “The incident remains under investigation and the State’s Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case,” added investigators.

Police said the assault victim "appeared to be having a seizure" when officers arrived at the McDonald's at around 8 PM. The victim suffered cuts to the mouth and face during the attack and was transported by medics to Franklin Square Hospital for treatment, according to a police report (click to see page 1 and page 2).

The police report identifies the victim as 22-year-old Chrissy Lee Polis, who appears identical to Christopher Lee Polis, whose rap sheet includes convictions for disorderly conduct, property destruction, and prostitution, according to court records. The civil rights group Equality Maryland has identified the McDonald’s victim as a transgender woman.

Polis told police that she was walking to the restaurant’s bathroom when she “got into a verbal argument with two black females” who “began punching her in the face with their fists and pulling her hair.” A female bystander told cops that when she tried to break up the fight, the suspects punched her in the face, which “caused her to become disoriented.” Police noted that the woman, who declined medical treatment, had “redness around her right eye which is consistent with someone punching her in the face.” 

A manager at the Rosedale McDonald’s said she was “not allowed to speak to a reporter." In a corporate statement this afternoon, McDonald’s said it was “shocked by the video from a Baltimore franchise,” and called the incident “unacceptable, disturbing and troubling.” The firm added, “We are working with the franchisee and the local authorities to investigate this matter.”

As seen above, in a Facebook posting, Hackett contended that the woman seen getting beaten in the video was actually a man "dressed lik a woman" who got into a confrontation with female patrons when he refused to leave the women’s bathroom at the Baltimore-area eatery. Hackett claimed that the victim faked a seizure and, when cops arrived at the restaurant, “he got right up.”

In other Facebook messages sent Friday by Hackett (see below), he acknowledged filming the fight, denied the victim was transgendered, and claimed he had “No Hate For Anybody…No Matter Tha Gender/Race Or Sexual Preference.” Hackett exchanged messages with Facebook users who wrote him to express anger about the video and his gleeful play-by-play.

Hackett did not reply to TSG messages sent to his Twitter and Facebook pages, which he subsequently deleted late this morning. He also has deleted his YouTube channel.

Comments (164)

The previous comments concerning this incident are full of hatred and immature
brilliant, and how about someone born with a different chromosome combination and with the genitalia of both sexes ? science has shown that one's gender does not always correspond to your genetic chromosome markers.
I have said it before, there is no more widespread racism in America. That mentality is a lie perpetuated by black spokespeople who use the lie to further personal agendas. They keep people, as well as do government benefits, schools, et. al. in a perpetual state of fear, ignorance and ginned up racial tension. The very thing that hides under the guise of 'assistance' is really keeping people impoverished and apathetic. I hope the 'director' goes to jail, as well as the employees on duty who did nothing. There is no excuse for letting someone get beat like that for so long. Bunch of cowards. And I bet they feel like they did nothing wrong, that it was justified. As for the seizure, the 'director' of the film states that it was a fake. This must be a part-time job he has while he isn't practicing medicine. When did the employee suddenly develop the ability to diagnose severe head trauma?
Are we to believe that if the victim turns out to be a cross-dresser, then that justifies the thuggish violence on the video? I wonder if this is the first time these "girls" have done something like this? I doubt it.
Two black gals gang whip one white woman and thier witness who says the victim is a crossdressing male happens to be black himself. Great reliable, trusting witness. I want him for my witness so he can lie to the judge. So we have two black women, One black witness, and a unfortunate victim who is beat up and does'nt have anybody to back her up.
This is NOT "black on white crime." The victim is a transgender woman. This was cis-on-trans violence. That is why the hater who taped it claimed she was a cross-dresser. All she wanted to do was use the bathroom and she got beaten into having a seizure. Those of you who call her fairy or use this for your racist agenda can die in a fire.
That is absolutely correct, Lysana. She was not a cross dresser, she was not a fairy, she was a woman. I could tell she was post-transition, if not cisgendered. Those two girls have no excuse for what they did. Neither do the employees or the onlookers who stood by idly and did not step in. I weep for the human race.
even he she was a transsexual who was still in transition, with the proper documentation, she still would have a right to use the ladies room. transsexuals can be legally considered women if they go through the process . if one is legally a woman, they then have to use the women's room . ,
I guess the "hopey changey"thing isn't working for the assailants either...
Funny..so many black people wonder why most of America is still racist and believes most black people are uneducated, classless, and will never amount to anything. Well here is a good example of why. I am sure the mother of the 14 year old is probably to busy with her other children to care what her daughter is doing, This is a disgrace to not only black people, but to America.