A man has been charged with assault after punching a woman in the head at a McDonalds in Melbourne’s east on Monday.
Key points:The incident happened at the corner of Victoria Street and Victoria AvenueWest Police have released CCTV images of the man who punched the womanIn a statement, McDonalds said it was “very disappointed” by the incident”The woman had been in the McDonalds at the timeThe woman was walking down Victoria Street when the incident happened, the spokeswoman said.
She said she had just got off work when she heard the man shout out to her.”
The person who was shouting at me said something to the effect of ‘what are you doing here?'””
He said I needed to get in line and that I needed a ‘go’ from him,” she said.”
Then he punched me in the face and kicked me.
“I managed to grab the guy by my hair and drag him away.”‘
He said he was going to kill me’The woman said she ran to the back of the restaurant, and when she got there, a security guard was waiting for her.
The woman suffered a broken jaw, a bruised eye socket, cuts to her cheekbone and bruising to her scalp, the spokesperson said.
A witness told police the man punched her twice in the upper left side of her head.
She told police she had to call a taxi because she was too scared to call police.
“It was very upsetting, I couldn’t breathe, I was shaking,” she told the ABC.
“He kept saying he was gonna kill me.”
Police said the man was arrested at the scene.
The victim was taken to hospital and is expected to recover.
The ABC has contacted McDonalds for more details.