In Ohio, a woman convicted of assault for throwing a burrito bowl at a Chipotle worker has received an unusual sentence: two months of working in the fast-food industry.
During a busy dinner rush in September, Emily Russell, the store manager, remade an order for Rosemary Hayne, who, dissatisfied with the final product, angrily yelled at Russell before hurling the burrito bowl at her face.
The incident was caught on video and widely shared online. Russell, 26, expressed surprise, stating, “I just blinked and there was sour cream dripping from my hair.”
After the incident at Chipotle, someone called the police, leading to a legal consequence. Judge Timothy Gilligan of Parma Municipal Court sentenced Rosemary Hayne to 180 days in jail, with 90 days suspended, according to court records.
However, the judge provided an alternative: 60 days of the sentence would be suspended if she worked 20 hours a week for eight and a half weeks (or 60 days) at a fast-food restaurant. This opportunity was presented by Joseph O’Malley, Ms. Hayne’s lawyer.
Rosemary Hayne, 39, has agreed to the judge’s offer and will work at a fast-food restaurant to fulfill part of her sentence before reporting to jail in March, according to her lawyer, Joseph O’Malley.
O’Malley believes the sentencing is fair, emphasizing that Ms. Hayne, who had no prior criminal record, had one unfortunate incident. While she has attended interviews, it remains uncertain if she has secured a fast-food job yet.