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Hungry patron delivers knuckle sandwich, with a side of pickles

By Melissa Gray and Joe Sterling, CNN
updated 9:46 AM EDT, Mon May 13, 2013
In June 2013, a photo of a Wendy's employee eating directly from a Frosty machine went viral. Spokesman Bob Bertini said the employee "left the company after the photo became news" and "appropriate action was taken." In June 2013, a photo of a Wendy's employee eating directly from a Frosty machine went viral. Spokesman Bob Bertini said the employee "left the company after the photo became news" and "appropriate action was taken."
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Fast food with a side of shenanigans
Fast food with a side of shenanigans
Fast food with a side of shenanigans
Fast food with a side of shenanigans
Fast food with a side of shenanigans
Fast food with a side of shenanigans
Fast food with a side of shenanigans
Fast food with a side of shenanigans
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • A customer complained of too many pickles on her steak-and-cheese sub
  • She punched an employee and shoved jars of pickles at her, police say
  • The worker fell and the jars shattered, but the employee managed to catch the woman
  • It happened at a subway station in Quincy, Massachusetts

(CNN) -- The agitated sandwich shop customer disliked the pickles. Now she's in one with the cops.

A Massachusetts woman who ordered a steak-and-cheese sub at a subway station was so angry about "too many pickles" on her sandwich that she punched an employee and shoved two jars of pickles at her, transit police said Monday.

The jars shattered and the customer fled -- without the sandwich -- but the brine-covered employee managed to catch up with her and hold her until transit and local police arrived, according to the Massachusetts Bay Transit Police, who said they plan to file assault charges against her.

The incident happened Saturday at the Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs at the Quincy subway station, the transit police said.

After Tina Drouin, 49, ordered the sub, she immediately complained the employee was "putting too much s***" on the sandwich and shouted "other derogatory comments regarding the preparation of the steak and cheese," police said.

"It appeared the Nathan's employee could simply not please Drouin," they said.

Drouin demanded a refund, and when the employee told her she couldn't get one, Drouin punched the woman in the face and then pushed large jars of pickles on her, knocking her to the ground, police said.

"Drouin fled from the station, however the sub maker determined not to let Drouin escape justice gave pursuit catching up to her" and held her until police arrived.

CNN could not reach Drouin immediately for comment.

CNN's Josh Levs contributed to this report.

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