Unaccompanied minors banned from McDonald's in central Pennsylvania after teens attack owner

A McDonald's restaurant in central Pennsylvania has stopped serving minors after police say a group of unruly teenagers attacked the owner.

Police say Gerald Harrington was assaulted last Thursday after he refused entrance to as many as 40 teenagers who showed up outside his Altoona restaurant.

A sign on the door Tuesday says the restaurant won't allow anyone under 18 inside unless they're accompanied by an adult.

It says the temporary policy is in place to ensure the safety of customers and employees and avoid further damage or injury.

Police say Harrington was trying to take pictures of the crowd when someone smacked the phone out of his hand and four or five other teens assaulted Harrington.

Four juvenile males are charged with simple assault, defiant trespass and other offenses.