The victim brutally beaten to the point of having a seizure in McDonald's as staff passively watched on is believed to be a transgender woman, it has been revealed.
Shocking footage captured the horrifying assault as McDonald's staff in Rosedale, Baltimore, stood by. The assault, which happened on April 18, was so severe the 22-year-old victim had a seizure in the restaurant.
The attack was believed to have been sparked after an argument over using a bathroom in the restaurant.
Mitchell McPherson, who owns the McDonald's franchise where the attack took place, told MailOnline:
'I’m as shocked and disturbed by this incident as anyone would be. The behavior displayed in the video is unfathomable and reprehensible.The McDonald's Twitter account wrote,
'The safety of our customers is a top priority. We know the police were called immediately, and we are thoroughly investigating this matter.'
First and foremost, our thoughts are with the victim during this time.
Action has been taken, and the crew member who made the video is no longer employed by this organization.
Appropriate action regarding other employees will take place as warranted.