Sometimes, you’ve just got to have that little cup of ranch dressing.
A customer at a Columbia restaurant was so angry he didn’t get a side of ranch with his order that he hit an employee and threw ranch dressing around the restaurant, according to police records.
The incident happened at a restaurant on Greene Street around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, according to a Columbia Police Department incident report. The restaurant is not named, and its exact address is redacted.
The victim, apparently an employee of the restaurant, told officers an unknown man “began arguing with him stating that he (paid) for ranch dressing but never received any,” the report states. The employee told the customer he didn’t order ranch dressing and that it would be $2.
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The customer threw the money at the employee, who then slid it back to the man and told him he was being rude and that he didn’t want the customer’s money, police said. The customer again threw the money at the employee, who again slid it back to him and refused to give him the ranch dressing.
Police say the customer then went behind the counter and hit the employee in the face, and “began throwing ranch dressing around the store.”
The employee told officers the man picked up a newspaper stand and threw it at him. He blocked the stand with a pizza wheel but suffered an abrasion on his wrist, police said.
No suspect information was available, and there was no word on charges.