Teen's Drive-Thru Spinach Prank Seriously Burns Clerk

Worker injured in joke gone wrong
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2010 7:10 PM CST
A lethal weapon in the wrong hands.   (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)

(Newser) – A Nevada teen and apparent YouTube copycat has turned himself in for a bizarre attack on a Boston Market clerk. The 17-year-old tossed hot creamed spinach back at the clerk after ordering it in the drive-thru. It's similar to pranks posted on YouTube in which teens throw cold drinks—emphasis on cold and drinks—at clerks while yelling "fire in the hole," explains the Sacramento Bee.

In this case, the server suffered serious burns on his face and neck from the 180-degree spinach and may end up permanently scarred. The case will likely be handled in juvenile court, with the spinach toss translating into charges of "committing battery causing great bodily harm."

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