Attacks Against Employees Continue

Liz Carey

Harris County, TX (WorkersCompensation.com) – Tensions continue running high throughout the nation, as evidenced by the most recent attacks on employees. There were several incidents reported in the last several weeks.

In Harris County, Texas, a man is in custody after allegedly threatening employees at a Wingstop because his food wasn’t ready yet.

Police in Harris County said Tommye Nichols, 32, got upset with workers at the Wingstop on FM 1960 Road when they told him his food wasn’t ready yet. Nichols, officers said, started to threaten everyone in the restaurant.

Witnesses told the police that Nichols left the building, walked to his car and returned with a handgun, while continuing to make threats and demand a refund.

Deputies were called to the store, but Nichols was gone by the time they arrived. Fortunately, officers were able to identify his car, and arrest him during a traffic stop. His firearm was with him when he was arrested.

Nichols has been charged with aggravated robbery and is in jail on a $60,000 bond.

In Aurora, Colo., police are looking for a man who attacked a gas station employee when they asked him to wear a face mask.

According to police reports, the suspect entered the Sinclair gas station on East 6th Avenue around 10:45 a.m. When one of the employees asked him to put on a mask, he assaulted them causing “serious bodily injury to their face.” The suspect then fled the scene in a blue Audi A8 sedan with temporary license plates.

And in Kansas City, police are looking for men who attacked and robbed a 64-year-old maintenance worker on Jan. 9.

Witnesses caught the attack on video. In it, the maintenance worker is seen plowing snow on a four-wheeler in the parking lot of HNTB Corporation in downtown Kansas City. As he works, a silver Chevy pickup truck circles the parking lot and then pulls up beside him.

Two men then exit the truck, punch the worker several times and then steal his Suzuki four-wheeler.

Police said the maintenance worker is okay and the building’s security staff are on alert. No one has been arrested in the incident.

And on Jan. 10, in New York City, police said two men attacked a food delivery driver. Police in the 68th precinct said a 53-year-old man was delivering food when two men threw him to the ground, punched him and demanded his money and his bike.

Police said the men left the scene empty handed. The delivery driver was not seriously injured.

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