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EVANS: Chick-Fil-A Customer Threatens to Stab Teen Employee Over Refund Delay


   Columbia County authorities have arrested a suspect accused of threatening to stab a young female employee recently at the Evans Chick-Fil-A.

  German Hernandez 20 Simple assaultGerman Hernandez, 20, was charged last Wednesday with simple assault.

   The victim, 18, told authorities that she was working at the front counter around 7:45 p.m. July 17 when she was approached by a Hispanic male wearing an orange hoodie. The male told her that the food he received in the drive-thru was wrong and he wanted a refund.

   The teen employee proceeded with the refund transaction, but the customer became irate when he was told that it would take two to three business days before the money went back into his account.

   “The male began to yell profanities and said, “B***h, I’ll stab you.” She alerted a coworker to call the manager. While her coworker was in the back office, the suspect allegedly said, “You scammed me, I’m going to shoot this place up.”

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German Hernandez 19 Drug offense possession of Schedule I drugs weapon possession
German Hernandez, from March 2021 arrest

   Then male left the restaurant. The manager arrived and reviewed the surveillance, which showed the suspect left in a black sedan, possibly a Mercedes or Lexus.

   The teen employee said she wanted to prosecute if the suspect could be identified.

   Hernandez is the same guy arrested in March on charges of weapon possession, drugs and a tinted tag cover.

Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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