MASON CITY – Two chicken-cookers with a beef battled it out at work, leading to one man’s arrest.
The drama unfolded Saturday night before 9 PM at the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, 4175 4th Street SW. Employees there were on edge as two men working in the kitchen were not having a finger-lickin’ good time. Tensions rose, and one of the men had enough of his co-worker, Antuan Dmitri Worthy, formerly of Detroit but now living in Mason City. The fed-up cook tried to leave work and was followed out of the kitchen by Worthy, who was also a cook there.
As the fleeing cook reached the patio area of the restaurant, Worthy caught up, and the pair traded words. As the first man tried to get in his car to leave, Worthy allegedly physically attacked the man.
“Antuan did all the physical violence he forced the guy out of (his) car … started swinging … the other guy just blocked all his shots,” a witness told NIT. Patrons in the packed restaurant (most of them salivating over food, booze and the big UFC mixed-martial arts show on the TVs) gathered at the south windows, looking into the parking lot as the confrontation unfolded.
“Outside by patio … Antuan kept telling the other guy to get out (of his car) like 5 times … that’s when it started. They were good friends until last month,” the source explained. “‘Twan pretty much brought the drama to work. Arguing over stupid stuff. Kinda over a girl.”
Worthy was told to leave Wild Wings’ property and police were called. They soon caught up with him and placed him under arrest on a charge of serious assault, a serious misdemeanor. Worthy, age 23, was held briefly in the jail and soon released, pending a court date.