Police hunt abusive trio who threw food and spat in people's faces at McDonalds drive-thru in Milton Keynes
Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following this altercation.
On Friday (April 16), at around 7:15pm two victims were abused and spat on in McDonald's car park in Milton Keynes.
The incident took place at the McDonald's on the A5 at Little Brickhill.
It started as an argument over a parking space.
The two victims in a grey Hyundai ordered food at the McDonald's drive-thru before attempting to park up as instructed by staff.
Three occupants of another vehicle - a red VW Golf, objected to the pair using this parking space.
The occupants of the Golf became verbally abusive towards the occupants in the Hyundai before throwing food and drink at them.
A drink hit the driver on the arm, the three offenders then started spitting in the face of the driver.
No-one was injured and no damage was caused to the vehicle.
The trio drove away when others moved in to break up the altercation.
A spokesperson for the Thames Valley Police said: "This incident caused significant distress and upset to two individuals who were simply going out to get food for their Friday evening. Luckily other members of the public intervened before this situation got worse and any serious injury or damage was caused.
"To also spit in the face of another person, particularly during a global pandemic, is also particularly disgusting and demeaning to the victim. It is believed that this vehicle may have also been involved in an incident earlier in the week on 12th April, very close by on the A5 Roundabout junction with Bow Brickhill Road during which the driver of a lorry was threatened by several individuals.
"We are keen to speak to any witnesses who saw either incident and encourage you to phone 101 to report. If you do not want to speak directly to the police, you can report information anonymously through Crimestoppers.
"If you would like to speak to police about this incident, consider calling 101 in relation to the below references:
"43210161030 (16th April - McDonalds)
"43210154536 (12th April - A5 Roundabout)."