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October 14, 2013 at 2:58 PM

Restaurant customer flies into ‘ranch rage’ when asked to pay for dip

Guess you can call it “ranch rage.”

Seattle police say a customer at a Jack in the Box restaurant flew into a rage and attacked another customer after learning he would have to pay for an extra packet of ranch dressing.

Police say the penny-pinching assailant walked up to the counter of the Jack in the Box in the 900 block of Northwest Leary Way just before 12:30 p.m. and asked a cashier for  ranch dip. The cashier handed over two packets, but the man’s hankering for ranch dip called for a third packet.

After the cashier told him the extra packet would cost 25 cents, the man became incensed and began yelling about being overcharged, police say.

The cashier, anxious to prevent the man from causing a scene or suffering ranch-dressing withdrawal, gave the man the coveted third packet. Unfortunately, it was too late  — the man refused to get a grip, according to police.

A 68-year-old customer overheard the commotion and stepped in, but Mr. Ranch Dip shoved him to the floor.

The 68-year-old was not seriously injured.

The angry man left the store, grumbled about being armed with a knife and rode off on a purple bike, police said.

It’s unclear what he did with the ranch dip.

 

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