Man Strangles Burger King Employee After Being Told To Wear A Mask

(Photo by LOIC VENANCE/AFP via Getty Images)

(Photo by LOIC VENANCE/AFP via Getty Images)

Yikes, things definitely got out of hand here.

A man in New Jersey recently attacked a Burger King employee by slapping and chocking him after he refused to wear a face mask.

According to sources, David Siversten walked into the fast-food restaurant and approached one of their female employees, “wrapped both hands around her neck and began strangling her,” said the police caption Dan Daly.

“The attack only ended when another female employee intervened,” Daly said. The victim complained of pain, but declined transport to a hospital, he added. Siversten then ran before police arrived but officers later found him nearby.

“As the officer approached, the suspect came toward him stating, ‘You got me,’” Daly said. “The suspect was agitated and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol.”

Daly added that Siversten was the same person who was at that same Burger King earlier that day, who argued with restaurant employees about his not wearing a mask. Once at the restaurant, Siversten chocked another worker, Daly said.

Since then, Siversten has been charged with aggravated assault.