ELYRIA — Police say a Cleveland man ransacked the Broad Street Burger King after a manager refused to take his coupon.
The man, 25-year-old Derrian Mitchell, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass, criminal damaging and disorderly conduct for the incident. The manager of Burger King said Mitchell threw a tea dispenser on the floor, breaking it, after she told him his coupon for a free Whopper was not valid.
Police were sent to the Burger King at 1:27 p.m. Tuesday and found Mitchell standing near the door of the restaurant. Police said Mitchell smelled of alcohol, and when asked how much he had to drink, he responded, “enough.”
Police said Mitchell would not stop using offensive language and refused to give police his identification. He was then arrested and transferred to Lorain County Jail.
The manager told police Mitchell’s coupon was scratched off, which caused it to be void. She said when she explained to Mitchell he could not use the coupom, he began shouting at her and threw a newspaper container off the front counter as well as the tea dispenser. Mitchell also reportedly tried to start a fight with a group of high school students eating lunch in the restaurant, according to a police report.