Woman who threw food at Chipotle worker sentenced to work in fast food for 2 months

An Ohio woman convicted of assault in a Chipotle was sentenced to two months work in fast food.
An Ohio woman convicted of assault in a Chipotle was sentenced to two months work in fast food.

An Ohio woman convicted of assault after she was filmed hurling a burrito bowl at a Chipotle employee has agreed to an unconventional sentencing: a job a fast-food restaurant for two months.

The incident, captured on video Sep. 5 and uploaded to Reddit, has since gone viral on social media platforms. The 30-second clip shows Rosemary Hayne, 39, screaming at a worker before throwing food at the woman.

Hayne was found guilty on Nov. 28 and was facing a hefty fine and 180 days in jail, but the judge suddenly changed course.

"You didn't get your burrito bowl the way you like it, and this is how you respond?" Judge Timothy Gilligan said to Hayne in a courtroom in Parma, Ohio, according to local Fox affiliate WJW.

"This is not 'Real Housewives of Parma.' This behavior is not acceptable," Gilligan said.

Gilligan offered to shave off 60 days of jail time if Hayne agreed to work at for two months at a fast-food restaurant for at least 20 hours per week, WJW reported. Hayne accepted the judge's offer.

Hayne seemed apologetic in court, explaining the feelings that led to the assault of 26-year-old Emily Russell, but complained about the quality of the food.

"If I showed you how my food looked and how my food looked a week later from that same restaurant, it's disgusting looking," said Hayne, according to WJW.

"I bet you won't be happy with the food you are going to get in the jail," said Gilligan in response.

The victim has since quit her job at Chipotle, she told the Washington Post, saying that she was only struck because she stepped in to protect a 17-year-old employee who Hayne was screaming at.

"I was so embarrassed and in shock," Russell told the outlet. "I couldn't believe my customers had to witness that," adding that the food was hot and burned her face.

A GoFundMe page was created to support Russell until she finds a new job. The page has surpassed its goal of $1,500, raising nearly $10,000 as of Thursday.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Ohio woman throws food at Chipotle worker, sentenced to fast-food job