BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico man is taking on Burger King after he says an order of cold onion rings ended with a manager trying to take him down with a taser and switchblade. Apparently the home of, ‘Have It Your Way’, didn’t apply at a restaurant in Bloomfield, New Mexico. The plaintiff claims what should have been a simple request, to reheat some onion rings, is now the basis of a lawsuit.
The lawsuit, filed October 1st, claims the incident happened in June 2013. According to the lawsuit, the customer said he asked for warmer food and the manager, Francisco Berrera, wasn’t pleased.
The customer claimed Berrera then told another employee, in Spanish, “…he doesn’t even know what I’m going to return it and do whatever I want to it and he’ll still eat it…” However, the customer understood every single word. He refused the food and asked Berrera for a refund.
The lawsuit claims that Berrera said no and that’s when things got violent. The customer said Berrera would soon attack him, by lunging at him with a taser in one hand and a switchblade in the other. Berrera was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon.
According to the suit, Burger King is negligent in its hiring. The plaintiff claims there’s been problems at other New Mexico Burger Kings, owned by the same group who runs the Bloomfield restaurant, to include pot burgers sold to cops in Los Lunas and workers putting dish sanitizer on fries in Bloomfield.
According the lawsuit, Berrera had been violent with customers and co-workers before the onion ring incident. He pled guilty to the aggravated battery charge.