S.C. man accused of throwing coffee on worker arrested

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CAMDEN, S.C. (AP) - Update:
Police have arrested the man who they say threw hot coffee on an employee at a McDonald's in South Carolina because he was upset over the wait.

The State quotes Camden Police as saying Thursday that Joshua Emery Noel turned himself in on a misdemeanor charge of second-degree assault and battery.

Multiple people identified Noel as the driver who threw a cup of coffee on the 16-year-old girl last month. Police say Noel admitted doing so during an interview after he surrendered.

If convicted, Noel faces up to three years in prison.

Original Story:
Police in South Carolina say a McDonald's patron became angry over the wait for his order and threw hot coffee in the face of a teen drive-thru worker.

Watch the video of the incident here.

News outlets report Camden police released surveillance video of the man on Tuesday and asked the public for help identifying him. Police say the man went through the Camden restaurant's drive-thru last month and asked for a large order of fries because he was unsatisfied with the wait.

A police report says the man then requested to see the girl's manager and began acting "obnoxious." It says the man threatened to throw the coffee and called the girl over to the window where he splashed the hot drink in her face. She declined medical treatment. Authorities haven't released her identity.