A Lauderhill couple assaulted and pistol-whipped an employee at a Dunkin’ Donuts on Tuesday for getting their coffee order wrong, police said.
Arrested was Jeffrey Wright, 27, charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and his wife, Alexis Longo, 22, charged with simple battery.
The lunchtime melee over the wrong coffee order, which was captured by the eatery’s surveillance camera, began at about 1 p.m. when the couple went through the drive-thru and placed their order.
After discovering that Longo’s coffee order was wrong — she wanted vanilla in her coffee and got caramel — Wright and his wife parked their car and went inside the Dunkin’ Donuts at 7125 W. Oakland Park Blvd. in Lauderhill, according to a police report.
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The two asked to speak with the manager but before he arrived an argument broke out between the couple and the person who took their order.
Longo approached and tried to hit the employee. Her husband jumped in and a melee broke out near the front door.
Other customers attempted to break up the fight, the video shows. In the middle of the pushing and shoving, Wright pulled out a 9mm handgun and began to pistol-whip the employee over the head.
Lauderhill police arrived and arrested the couple.
Wright is a security guard and has a concealed weapons permit, police said.
His bond was set at $20,000; Longo’s was set at $1,000.