Sacto 9-1-1
December 5, 2010
Prankster seriously injures Boston Market clerk, Roseville cops say

By Loretta Kalb
lkalb@sacbee.com

An employee at the drive-through window of a Boston Market restaurant in Roseville on Friday night required emergency medical treatment after a customer threw a menu item - a hot spinach dish - into the face of the worker as he served the customer at the drive-thru window.

Roseville Police Lt. Michael Doane said the spinach caused burns to the employee's face and neck area. The 21-year-old worker, a Sacramento resident, was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Doane described the suspect as 17 to 18 years of age, about 5-foot-9, 150 lbs with blond hair and a slender build. He drove a 1980s green, four-door Honda Civic through the restaurant at the 5000 block of Foothills Boulevard.

"It appears at this point to be similar to what they refer to as fire-in-the hole pranks you can watch on videos where people film themselves throwing stuff onto clerks who are there to help them," Doane said.

"There are people who know who this individual is, and we're hoping that they will come forward," he said, "or once the suspect knows he seriously injured somebody that he will turn himself in.

"We're taking this very seriously."

Call The Bee's Loretta Kalb, (916) 321-1073.

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