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)

Shove your liberal PC bullshiat up your ass. Are you denying that blacks are NOT the most vilolent race in the US? Because facts if you look them up would tell you otherwise. So lets stop trying to call a cow a pig and admit that blacks are the biggest issue in this country when it comes to violence. Oh and see the story about the 2 guys from the UK that were just gunned down in FL and guess who was arrested for that? One guess.
must suck being as ignorant as you are. i'm not going to trade insults with you. i pity you because i know life is kicking your ass on a daily basis. karma is a bitch.
thanks obama, for bringing us all together. great job! now skanks like this feel they can gang up on white and latina youth. this is going on more and more since obamanation took office. time for this guy to go....
You McDonald's employees at 6315 Kenwood Avenue, Baltimore, MD are cowards. You did nothing to stop this beating. You should all be fired for being gutless. These were teenage girls and you did NOTHING! Where is the humanity in you people? You are cold as ice. You obviously aren't much better than those two animals and that bitch recording. The manager must be fired. The public should demand it. He couldn't find his balls to stop this beating. He should be in hiding with that other bitch Vernon Hackett.
What are the concealed carry laws in Maryland? My guess is whatever the laws are, they were written by liberals. The proof is in this video. Where I am from, law abiding citizens are allowed to defend themselves against mad dogs like these. If this had happened back home and a half dozen adults had been in this establishment. odds are at least one piece of iron would have been drawn, and it could just as easily been by a woman. But of course, this would not have happened where I am from because the thugs know that a fourth to a third of the decent folk ARE packing heat.
I agree - members of the LGBT community who get attacked for being WHO THEY ARE (see Shepard, Matthew) should carry firearms so they can rid the world of their attackers. I just never expected to hear it from someone who linked here from drudge.
I think it is hilarious that the same people who are saying race is not the motivation here- are the same ones who had tried and convicted Sarah Palin and the Tea Party within 5 minutes of the Arizona shooting. A white man was the shooter, so the entire Tea Party was to blame, facts were ignored. Obama immediately called for a "new tone", for "civility". Our beloved main stream media lashed out at "violent" conservatives, with all their "scary" anti-big government rhetoric. I do believe I hear crickets chirping right now. I don't expect I'll hear that these girls "acted stupidly" any time soon. This was a HATE CRIME. These girls are monsters. Vile, disgusting monsters. They need serious jail time for attempted murder, as do their accomplices- the manager and the camera operator. Both of those two employees need to be fired and prosecuted. Aiding and abetting is a crime.
except they attacked her for being trans. sorry to bring down the house of cards - probably took you an hour to type that.
That does not negate my reply. It's sweet that you want to defend these girls though, you probably cheered them on. Let's say though, for the sake of argument, that they did indeed do this simply based on his/her gender; does this somehow make it not a hate crime? Should we all feel sorry for these "poor" girls, who felt they had no choice but to beat up someone who was completely defenseless? Hopefully you have time to answer back before mommy calls you up from the basement to join her for dinner.
of course its a hate crime you knuckle dragging illiterate. its just not the kind of Hilarious Palin2012 RaceWar hate crime you were describing in your original comment. nice backtrack though - you're really a pro at this.