Man accused of throwing hot coffee at Camden McDonald's worker surrenders to police

    Joshua Emery Noel (Camden Police Department)

    CAMDEN, S.C. (WACH) - The man seen on video surveillance throwing hot coffee on a teen at a McDonald's drive-thru was arrested according to the Camden Police Department.

    On Dec. 22 video surveillance captured a man throwing hot coffee on an employee of the Wall Street McDonald's after he reportedly had to wait too long to receive his large order of french fries.

    Police say an arrest warrant was issued for Joshua Emery Noel for assault and battery second degree after they received several tips from individuals who identified Noel as the man in the surveillance video.

    Noel turned himself in to police Wednesday and was given a cash surety bond of $7,500.

    During an interview regarding the incident, Noel reportedly admitted to throwing the coffee at the 16-year-old girl.

    Noel was booked at the Kershaw County Detention Center.


    By: Andrea Butler

    CAMDEN, S.C. (WACH) - Officers in Camden are searching for a man they say threw hot coffee on a teen at a Midlands McDonalds.

    WACH FOX received the incident report from the Camden Police Department about the incident that happened Dec. 22 at the McDonald's on Wall Street.

    According to the report an unknown man driving a red Ford Focus pulled up to the drive-thru window and asked for a large fry and a manager because he had been waiting too long.

    The employee at the window said “okay” before the man reportedly rolled his eyes and told the girl he did not care that she rolled her eyes at him.

    When the teen told the man that she did not roll her eyes he became obnoxious so she decided to close the window.

    The report states the teen noticed a cup of coffee sitting in the car and decided not to go back to the window fearful that the man would possibly throw it at her.

    The man continued to ask for the girl to come to the window, when she did, within a few seconds the man removed the lid off the cup and threw the hot coffee in the girl’s face.

    Video surveillance confirmed the girl's story which prompted the search for the suspect.

    The report also states that the man may be from the Rembert area.

    Once arrested the suspect will face an assault and battery third degree charge.

    If you recognize this man or know anything about the incident you are urged to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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