A White Castle employee, unable to control a drive thru customer’s “Crave” for his order was charged with battery after an interaction between the customer and employee.
On January 28th at about 2 a.m., the customer got into an argument, with the employee, Cecil Flowers, because the customer was complaining that his food was not delivered more quickly. The customer, from Plainfield, yelled at Flowers and then admitted that he entered the restaurant and asked, “what’s your problem?”
According to the customer, Flowers threw metal tongs at the customer and cut him on the bridge of his nose. The officer confirmed that there were three small cuts on the customer’s nose in between his eyes. Nonetheless, the customer denied medical treatment.
Flowers, who was about 15 feet away from the customer when he threw the tongs, told the officer that the customer was causing a disturbance. Flowers also told the officer that the customer used the Nword multiple times. Flowers said the use of the Nword upset him and he yelled back at the customer. The customer was given a criminal trespass warning for the White Castle restaurant and will have to get his “crave” at a location closer to his home in the early morning hours.
Oak Lawn police determined that three small red drops on the floor were blood and not ketchup. Flowers was issued a village ordinance violation citation for battery and will appear at a hearing on February 20th. Flowers is a 23 year old black male with a Chicago address.
The Oak Lawn Leaf has been unable to confirm if the customer received the food order and satisfied that powerful crave.