Fast Food Manager Accused Of Punching Customer Held In Eastern NC

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities say a former McDonald's manager accused of punching a mother inside a Marietta McDonald's is now in custody in New Hanover County.

Cobb County sheriff's spokeswoman Nancy Bodiford told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Tiffany Denise Allen was taken into custody Monday by police in New Hanover County.

Police say Jennifer Schwenker entered the McDonald's with her autistic children and service dog. Authorities say Allen, off-duty at the time, became irate the dog was inside and punched the mother in the face.

Allen is charged with simple battery, simple assault, and disorderly conduct.

Bodiford said Cobb County authorities are working to have her returned to Georgia to face the charges.

Store operators J.M. and Jan Owens said the safety and well-being of customers is a top priority.

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