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Police: Joliet man tossed drink at Burger King staff over refund issue

Joliet man allegedly had demanded refund from staff

Curtis William
Curtis William

A Joliet man was arrested after he demanded a refund from Burger King employees, yelled and threw a cup full of Sprite at one of the workers, Joliet police said.

About 7:45 p.m. Thursday, police officers were called to the Burger King at 400 E. Cass St, after receiving a report of a disturbance at the restaurant, Joliet police Sgt. Christopher Botzum said in an email.

Botzum said the police officers were able to determine that Curtis Williams, 50, of the 200 block of East Cass Street, ordered food at Burger King but apparently did not have enough money to pay for the meal.

The staff refunded him his money as a result, Botzum said, and Williams was told by staff that refunds can take up to a day to show back up
on the card that he used to buy the meal.

An “anonymous customer” bought the food for Williams, Botzum said, but a short time later, Williams became upset again and demanded a refund from the staff.

Williams began yelling and threw a cup full of Sprite on a staff member, Botzum said.

About 8 p.m., officers arrested Williams.

He was charged with battery and disorderly conduct, and was released on his own recognizance.

His next court date was scheduled for April 16.

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