Hot Fudge Disagreement May Mean Jail Time
Tennessee man punches McDonald's employee over sauce
By Dustin Lushing, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 22, 2012 3:20 PM CDT
The hot fudge belongs on top, right?   (?lemuelinchrist)

(Newser) – A Knoxville man punched a McDonald's employee during an argument over a $1 hot fudge sundae. Now he faces more than $1,000 in fines and up to 364 days in prison, reports the Knoxville News Sentinel. "It had chocolate on the bottom," James Wilson explained to jurors during the trial. "The hot fudge should be on top. It freezes up when you get fudge on the bottom." Wilson was convicted of misdemeanor assault for socking the assistant manager who made his treat.

Wilson claims he threw the fist in self-defense after the employee followed him out of the store and charged at him while using a racial slur. The jury failed to believe Wilson's story—it didn't help that he's twice as big as the employee—and he'll be sentenced next month.

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Aug 23, 2012 4:32 AM CDT
fudge puncher.
Aug 23, 2012 3:45 AM CDT
Typical american behaviour. You hardly never ever see this type of behaviour in any other country around the world and I have been working with customer relations for more than 45 years.
Aug 22, 2012 9:54 PM CDT
This is the kind of effing d-bag they write about in "Not Always Right." You can't take your frustration over a lousy childhood, a stinking job and a bad marriage out on the first person behind a counter you happen to meet, and yet so many jerks think that they're entitled to abuse perfect strangers. Well, they're not - and some harsher punishment for people who act out in public might just send the message that abuse is not acceptable, ever, anywhere.