TPS is searching for a suspect who allegedly assaulted a Tim Hortons employee. Photo for illustrative purposes, Courtesy: Flickr/Enoch Leung
Toronto police are looking for a suspect after a Tim Hortons employee was severely burned by a cup of coffee that was thrown at them.
Police were called to a Tim Hortons at Sheppard Avenue East and Yorkland Boulevard following an incident around 4:45 a.m. on May 18.
According to reports, a suspect approached the drive-thru window at the coffee shop looking to buy a coffee. The suspect and the employee at the window got into an argument because the suspect was not in a car. The employee did not want to escalate the situation and allowed the suspect to buy the coffee, police said.
However, when the worker gave the suspect the hot coffee, the suspect allegedly threw the hot liquid back at her, causing severe burns to her arm and back which required medical attention. The suspect then fled the scene on foot.
Investigators are looking to identify the suspect wanted in an aggravated assault and assault with a weapon investigation. He is described as a man between 30 and 35 years old, 5’8” tall with a thin build and medium-length curly hair. He was wearing white clothes and a black jacket.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3200, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477) or at www.222tips.com.