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)

hKelly.. there are no laws regarding black-on-white hate crimes. they only go the other way. You need to start paying more attention to your local, State and Federal government bodies when they talk about passing new laws. Welcome to the new America... because of people like you who have been asleep at the wheel, this is where we are and what we have become. You can change it - you just need to get involved. As far as the manager, yes he tried to help. What he should have done is lay those girls out with a swift punch in the jaw but he choose to stop and pick-up paper plates in the middle of the altercation.
I am white, 53, have seen a lot, Ron Paul fan. Stop being racist about this! There's good and bad on both sides. You don't know the next person who could help you, black or white. You might be white and it's an AA who helps you. You might be AA, and it's the white who helps you. It was an AA who shot the video and posted it, else you would not even know!
Wow, is that a stupid post. AA ? Please. The moron who posted the video (and stood by while another person took a beating, which he could have easily stopped) did so precisely because he is a moron. Who stands by during this and then puts it on youtube under his account ? A total moron, that's who. We know about this because the AA community is comprised of far too many thugs, far too many cowards with video on their cell phones, and far too many fools who can't figure out how posting the video will make them look. That's why we know about it. McDonalds wasn't going to tell us, but the idiot did.
your an idiot whats this AA...BS .Alcoholics Anonymous ? It weak Whites like you that have had the power of majority but have enabled savages like this murder ,rape ,assault and rob millions of Whites every year.. Yeah that dummy employee videoed it but thats not helping and also what about that dispicable other Mc D "AA" employee that alowed this poor person to be continually assaulted to the point of death.Oh and don't hold your breath waiting for a black to help a White
i agree, except ron paul is a nut.
I do NOT agree, and Ron Paul is a nut.
who cares. ron's certifiable.
Supposedly they were beating a tranny. Sadly it's always a black person.
i'm trans and i have never had any trouble with black people. really have not encountered any problems in a long time when i was first transitioning.
nice hatefest folks. i guess some bigots might be torn though. you are given a nice excuse to hate blacks here, and heap all these slurs on the attackers, but the person attacked, may be trans, so then i guess that's alright then since you hate gays and transgenders too. you would then have to decise who to hate more, blacks or trans ?