Fired Burger King Worker Takes It Out on Uniform: Cops

Things got heated at Florida restaurant
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 21, 2016 9:00 AM CST
Fired Burger King Worker Takes It Out on Uniform: Cops
Timothy Alejandro Ortiz   (St. Johns County Sheriff's Office)

A Burger King worker apparently wanted to have it his way as he was fired from the Florida restaurant where he worked—so he allegedly flame-broiled his uniform. That's what 24-year-old Timothy Alejandro Ortiz is accused of doing after he was terminated from a Palencia location last week, the St. Augustine Record reports. Witnesses said that before walking out of the BK, Ortiz set ablaze his hat and uniform, which were supposed to be returned to the company.

As his erstwhile work attire burned, Ortiz got into "several arguments with the managers and customers who saw what happened and called the Sheriff's Office," the police report notes. He had taken off by the time cops got there, but they caught up with him at his home, where police say he cursed and yelled, wouldn't let himself be handcuffed, and tried to evade a stun gun. He finally surrendered and was charged with damage to property, resisting an officer without violence, and disorderly conduct, per the Record. (Read more Florida stories.)

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