South Brunswick Police say the man in the Route 1 McDonald’s smack-down video has turned himself in as of 11:30 a.m. Monday. Police say after the video was televised they received a number of tips identifying Rashon East, 34, as the culprit.
The suspect said he and his children saw the video footage of the assault televised and he decided it was time to turn himself in. Police have charged the late-night muncher with simple assault and making terroristic threats. If convicted, East could be sentenced up to 5 years in prison.
l he wanted was a Filet-o-Fish sandwich, but he lost his cool and things got out of hand from there. Police say East paid for his order, but became angry because he felt it took the worker too long to bring his sandwich. That’s when police say East, of New Brunswick, climbed through the pickup window, hollered at the employee, then pushed him against the counter before threatening him then slapping the worker in the face.
According to the State Department of Corrections, East served 30 months in prison from 1996 to 1998 for a drug conviction. He was released on a complaint, pending his first court appearance on April 13.