Tenn. woman arrested on Taco Bell assault charge; employee ‘got her bell rung pretty good’

The latest crime news across the world of 48,000 restaurants.*

Crime scene tapeIn Rogersville, Tenn., a 50-year-old woman was charged with assault and disorderly conduct, and spent the night in jail, after attacking a Taco Bell employee Tuesday night because there was something wrong with her order, according to local police.

Shortly after 7 p.m., Kim Renee Long entered the restaurant and “became irate and began yelling and cussing her,” according to a police report cited by the Times-News. “It was during this time that Ms. Long struck [the victim] in the face twice with her hand and then threw the bag of food at her and continued yelling and cussing.”

Kim Long

Officer Cambren Gibson told the newspaper he was “just dumbfounded that she punched out an employee over a messed-up order.” He added: “I never thought to ask the employee who got hit what was wrong [with the order] because she was so shaken up. She got her bell rung pretty good.”

Rogersville is 65 miles northeast of Knoxville.

* Yum has 43,000 KFCs, Pizza Huts and Taco Bells in nearly 140 countries; Papa John’s has 4,900 in 37 countries, and Texas Roadhouse has 485 restaurants in five countries. With that many locations, crimes inevitably will occur — with potentially serious legal consequences for the companies.

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