MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (CNN) — There will be no Happy Meals for an angry employee at a Minnesota McDonald’s.
He and his manager are out of jobs after the employee’s meltdown was caught on camera.
“He was irate, he was upset. He was breaking coffee pots. He was turning over sauces, the different sauces,” former manager Brandon Robertson said.
Robertson is the man you see trying to get an explosive 17-year-old McDonald’s employee to calm down and leave.
Robertson is the overnight manager and has been with McDonald’s for five years, that is, until he was fired Monday. He said management told him they didn’t like the way he handled the incident.
“I asked him to leave as you can see in the video. Robertson said. “I asked him to leave. What was I supposed to do?”
Robertson says because the worker who trashed the place is under the age of 18, he refrained from any physical contact.
“I feel like it was unfair because I did what I could. Robertson said. “He’s 17 years old. I would be in jail if I put my hands on him. He’s a minor. What was I supposed to do?”
He said he called out to other workers who called 911 but the teen was gone by the time officers arrived.
The owner of the McDonald’s location, Courtney Henry, sent a written statement apologizing to customers who witnessed the outburst.
“While it is inappropriate to publicly discuss personnel matters, rest assured that we took the appropriate action to address the entire matter and not just what was seen on video.”
“Everyone is talking about it; it’s like I’m the bad guy,” Robertson said. “I did what I could.”
He said he still isn’t sure what set off the teen.