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Sat Dec 3, 2016, 07:45 AM

Former Topeka McDonalds employee arrested for putting mustard in police officers drink

Jonathon Millard Gill arrested in connection with two counts of battery against a law enforcement officer.

Topeka police arrested a former McDonald’s employee who they believe spiked a law enforcement officer’s drink with mustard.

Jonathon Millard Gill, 26, was arrested Friday morning in connection with two counts of battery against a law enforcement officer, TPD spokeswoman Amy McCarter said.

In the past week a post on Facebook claiming a Topeka police officer found mustard in a drink drew considerable attention. On Monday Topeka police began a criminal investigation into the North Topeka McDonald’s at 2001 N.W. Topeka Blvd.

The post, which identified itself as an “Officer Safety Alert,” said: “A McDonald’s here in Kansas just served a law enforcement officer on duty a Dr Pepper with mustard in a drive-through order. This is extremely unacceptable! According to the manager this happened before with a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper.”

Read more: http://cjonline.com/news/2016-12-02/former-topeka-mcdonald-s-employee-arrested-putting-mustard-police-officer-s-drink

The definition of battery in Kansas:

Battery in Kansas is actual offensive physical contact, such as punching another person or hitting someone with an object, or intentional infliction of injury to another. Striking another person with a fist during an argument or pushing someone are straightforward examples of simple battery. A more unusual example of battery is grabbing and ripping someone’s clothing in anger. This is considered a touching because the clothing is an extension of the person.

(Kan. Stat. Ann. § 21-5413.)


[font color=330099]While the conduct is unacceptable, it seems like a push to state that there is an intentional infliction of injury to the police officer. The man was fired from his job and his deeds are publicized. I don't see the need to charge him with a crime over the incident which will make it more difficult for him to find employment.[/font]

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Dec 3, 2016, 08:22 AM

1. What an idiot

 

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So according to the manager this is the second time he has done this. Why wasnt he fired the first time?

I have no problem with the arrest. If I owed a business, I would rather have a warning before hiring this guy.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Dec 3, 2016, 08:32 AM

2. Deterrance?

Yup. It's assault.

Years ago my son was in a 15k race. It was a school-sponsored event, and there were water stations along the course, manned by students. Well, as a "prank" the kid at one of the stations gave my son something that definitely wasn't water. It turned out to be mouthwash, but we didn't know at the time that it was harmless. Could have been anything.

We did go to the ER, and after giving the doc the details, they called the police. An officer showed up and took my son's story, and then went to that kid's house. We later heard that the kid knew as soon as the cop showed up at his front door what it was all about. Probably just about crapped his pants. I can't remember the outcome, but I'm pretty sure he never did anything like that ever again. Nor did anyone else who knew the story.

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