‘Hangry’ customer arrested for biting Wendy’s worker over spicy chicken sandwich dispute

Posted at 10:57 AM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-17 10:57:46-05


RICHMOND, Va. -- Have you heard the expression “hangry?” It’s a combination of hungry and angry. A fast food worker in Virginia said that word perfectly describes the customer who attacked and bit her over a wrong order.

Lovely Robinson

Lovely Robinson

Wendy's manager Latanya Nelson said the confrontation happened at the Wendy's restaurant on Brook Road in Richmond on Monday night.

Lovely Robinson, 25, stormed in the restaurant after changing her order from two regular-priced spicy chicken sandwiches to four 99-cent spicy chicken sandwiches, Nelson told WTVR.

"I'm guessing she only had $4 instead of $11," Nelson said.

The fast food manager said she had no choice but to defend herself.

Nelson said Robinson bit her in the left knee.

Nelson said Robinson bit her in the left knee.

"She came in cursing and said I'll come across the counter,” Nelson added. “So I said, ‘OK.’  She jumped over, so I defended myself."

The two threw haymakers in the area where they cook hot fries. Nelson said she couldn't believe what came next.

"She clamped down right above my knee, so I continued to punch her as she was biting me," she said.

The attack left a large bite mark above Nelson’s left knee, after Nelson was finally able to fight Robinson off.

Latanya Nelson, Wendy's manager

Latanya Nelson, Wendy's manager

Police charged Robinson with malicious wounding, intentionally damaging property, preventing law enforcement from making an arrest and trespassing. She declined a request for an interview.

Nelson said she returned to work on Tuesday night.