A McDonald’s customer from Newark, Del., was arrested on Sunday for allegedly attacking other patrons with a “disabling” chemical spray, police say.
Stephen Mikulcik, 62, was charged with four counts of second-degree assault, seven counts of offensive touching, six counts of second-degree reckless endangering and two counts of disorderly conduct.
The altercation left multiple victims needing treatment at a nearby hospital, Delaware Online reports.
According to police, Mikulcik got into an argument with a woman inside the restaurant, prompting her to leave and inform her boyfriend, Elbert Woodson, 59, of the fight. Woodson responded by entering the restaurant and attacking Mikulcik, bruising his eye.
Mikulcik then went outside and retrieved a chemical spray from his car, police say, before reentering the restaurant and spraying Woodson as well as other diners. He also physically attacked other patrons, Delaware Online reports.
Mikulcik was eventually subdued by one off-duty officer and another retired state trooper, who remained on the scene until Newark police arrived to arrest Mikulcik.
It is unclear how many patrons, in total, were injured during the attack. Three were transported to a hospital for treatment.
In addition to Mikulcik, police in Newark also charged Woodson, of Wilmington, with assault and disorderly conduct, KYW reports. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.